Academic Program

Recognizing the unique needs and challenges of middle school (grades 6–8, ages 11-14), ICS provides an environment in which students can grow socially and intellectually, while also building the strong academic foundation needed to be successful in high school and the IB program.

All students in grades 6, 7 and 8 must take four core classes—English language arts, math, social studies and science. Physical education and a modern language are also required for all middle school students. The remaining blocks are filled with semester or year-long elective courses.

The grade-level course guides include all classes offered in middle school: Grade 6, Grade 7 and Grade 8.

"We have a lot of freedom to choose how we learn in middle school, and that helps us become responsible. I love it."- Grade 7 Student

The Arts

Beyond the Classroom

In addition to a rigorous academic program, ICS Middle School students are involved in several programs designed to meet the social and emotional needs of adolescents. These programs include: House Groups, Advisory, After School Activities and School Trips.


The House Groups were created to help build our community and give students a sense of belonging and ownership in Middle School. Each student is assigned to a House Group, identified by one of six colors: Red, Orange, Green, Blue, Yellow, or Purple. Within their Color House designation, students participate in inter-house activities, in Spirit Week, and house group competitions. Each House Group is made up of students from Grades 6, 7, and 8 and provides opportunities for positive interaction among the grade levels.