The BES Middle School program for students in Grades 6 to 8 is designed to nurture pre-adolescent growth and development. Middle School students learn to make connections across disciplines and cultures by sharing and discussing their differing voices and perspectives.
BES’s integrated curriculum enables students to discover connections among different disciplines and their relationship to real life experiences.
Group work requires students to view their peers as resources for learning as well as friends. By problem-solving in teams, students learn to look beyond themselves and acquire self-confidence in their abilities to contribute their unique gifts and talents to the group.
THE WEEKLY SCHEDULE
The school day runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Wednesdays, classes end at 1:20 pm. However, Middle School students have the opportunity to stay at school after lunch ('pomeriggi opzionali') and participate in guided study groups under the teachers' supervision and following the cooperative learning approach. A number of classes are held in co-teaching,
BES Middle School students follow the core requirements of the Italian Ministry of Education including Italian language and literature, history, geography, science and mathematics.
INCLUSION AND DIFFERENTIATION
VISUAL ARTS AND TECHNICAL DRAWING
The Art and Technical Design Department was created with the aim to integrate artistic andtechnical design topics through theoretical investigations and practical experiences.
PHYSICAL, SOCIAL AND PERSONAL EDUCATION
Physical Education classes for students in the Middle School at BES take place off site at the Quanta Village Sports Centre.
Over the course of the year students participate in six week courses of swimming, beach volleyball, soccer and inline skating.
Make-believe and the imagination play an important role in a young person’s development.