The Middle School serves approximately 570 students in Grades 6, 7, and 8 who range in age from 10 to 14. The highly qualified MS faculty totals 60.
School students and teachers who share the same classes belong to a Learning
Community (LC). LC's build community as members share academic, recreational,
service and other experiences together. LC's also offer teachers of different
disciplines a structure for common planning, support and communication which
ultimately strengthens care, accountability and learning for all students.
Middle School utilizes a block schedule format for the school day. Each student
attends homeroom, two academic Core blocks and two Exploratory or Elective blocks
per day. The core blocks are 90 minutes and the elective/exploratory blocks are
70 minutes in length. Daily Silent Sustained Reading, lunch, and optimal breaks
complete the MS schedule.
What Should I Wear?
JIS has a dress code but not a uniform. Details are provided in Admissions materials and in the Divisional Handbooks.
Where Can I Eat?
Full breakfast, lunch and dinner options are available at reasonable prices in the JIS Wantilan cafeteria. The cafeteria also hosts ethnic food outlets, a fresh fruit stand, and a coffee stall. There are also two parent-run stores: D'Toko, a community school supply and food store, offers healthy choices for breakfast and lunch, and the Booster Hut, a JIS merchandise and food store which serves healthy grab-and-go meals including sandwiches, salads and home-baked treats. Snacks and beverages are also available at both outlets.