As the ISG District Counseling and Guidance curriculum states, we believe our core mission is to promote student learning and empower self-directed life long learners. In order to achieve this, we further believe that we need to create and maintain a safe and supportive environment. Education is not the responsibility of the school alone, but rather the best education takes place in an environment in which the responsibility for learning is shared in partnership with parents, teachers and the students themselves.
Adolescence is a special time in a child’s life and we strive to provide a stimulating and nurturing environment for our students during this time. Our school wide values of C2R2: Consideration, Courtesy, Respect and Responsibility are imbued in all aspects of students’ school day.
Our students enjoy a comfortable class ratio. Most core classes are kept well under 25 students, with the exception of PE and music. This intimate setting allows our teachers to fully engage their students in a more dynamic environment.
With the transient nature of an international school like ours, it is safe to say that every student has experienced being the "new kid" at some point in their schooling. This enables our students to empathize with new classmates and welcome them warmly. We are proud at how much our students bring new classmates into the fold quickly, and we ensure that new students will find a spot here at ISG Jubail. Many of our alumni speak fondly of the "family" they made here and express their wish that their own children could experience such an environment. We are humbled by their kind words and strive to continue the excellent reputation that was established years ago.
We at ISG Jubail understand that a student's learning is about more than just mastering curriculum and passing exams. It involves a student's development in multiple ways including intellectual, emotional and physical. We have designed our "Graduate Profile" as a benchmark against which we gauge how well we are serving our students' needs. This "Graduate Profile" describes our goals for each graduate of ISG Jubail - the characteristics that we value and strive to produce and encourage in each student so that when they walk out of our doors, they walk out as a living embodiment of our mission statement: "The ISG Jubail student is inspired to strive for academic excellence, a balanced life and service to others."
Our Graduate Profile focuses on four areas: Thinking, Understanding, Communicating, and Striving for Excellence. Read more about our Graduate Profile.
Our middle school students follow an American curriculum approved and reviewed routinely by the ISG District.
Our teachers and administration strive to provide a well-rounded course offering for our students. A sample of our elective offerings is below. Electives are offered based on student interest and instructor availability.
Grades 6-8 Elective Selection
Fine Arts: Art, Band, Choir, and Drama
Global Language: French, Spanish or Arabic
Physical Fitness and Health
In addition to in-class exercises and learning, our students participate in extra-curricular experiences to enhance their learning of in-class material. Most notable are the annual Science Fair and twice-annual Music & Fine Artsconcerts and exhibitions. Additionally, our theatre productions enable our students to participate in the multi-faceted art of the stage.
Another unique experience for our students is Learning and Reading Buddies - our middle school students are paired with younger aged students in specific subjects - science, reading, etc. - and help to teach them specific topics with teacher oversight. For example, our 8th grade science class led small groups of 1st grade students through their science exploration on "Air".