Adolescent Community (Ages 11-15)

The AIS approach to middle school education involves a rigorous, individually-paced curriculum that is presented in a small nurturing environment. 

Students attend school from 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Fridays. In addition to preparing themselves for any high school they would like to attend, our students work on life skills that will serve them well beyond their academic years. 

Middle School Core Curriculum

Science (Biology)
Honors U.S. History
Honors World Studies
Foreign Language (Spanish and ASL)
Honors Mathematics
Economics & Finance
Health/Nutrition
Physical Fitness


Fine Arts

  • Art Appreciation
  • Classical Poetry Study
  • Cinema Studies
  • Etiquette
  • Music Appreciation
  • Penmanship

Honors Language Arts

  • Reading
  • Literature
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • Word Study
  • Grammar
  • Prefixes, Suffixes and Roots
  • Greek and Latin Roots
  • Poetry and Memory Work
  • Writing 
  • Dictation
  • Study Skills
  • SAT Prep
  • Personal Anthology
  • World Religion and Bible as Literature
  • CNN Student News

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
— E.E. Cummings