International School Manila

Integrity - Service - Merit

Academic Program

Middle School at International School Manila is a time when students are transitioning from childhood to their adolescent years.  This is an exciting and challenging time for both the students themselves and the adults in their lives supporting them through this journey.  We believe in the following characteristics that are supported throughout our Middle School program.

We are:

  • developmentally responsive, taking into consideration the nature of young adolescents as the foundation on which all decisions are made;
  • challenging, recognizing that every student can learn and everyone is held to high expectations;
  • empowering, providing all students with the knowledge and skills they need to take control of their lives;
  • equitable, advocating for every student’s right to learn and providing challenging and relevant learning opportunities; and
  • internationally minded, being aware of the importance of acknowledging and benefiting from the cultural diversity that exists in our community and how we use this to broaden perspectives and build acceptance.

The Middle School comprises of four grade levels, Grade 5 through Grade 8. The age range is from ten to fourteen.

In general, all Middle School students are required to take English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Modern Language, Physical Education, Wellness and individual Elective options.  At Grades 5 and 6 all students take one semester of Art and one semester of Drama, along with music elective choices.  In Grades 7 and 8 students can take a year-long and one semester elective or three semester electives.

To know more about the Middle School academic program, click on the links below:




Social Studies

Modern Languages

Physical Education


Design and Technology

Fine and Performing Arts

Bring Your Own Laptop Program