About the Middle School
Philosophy of the Middle School
At UNIS, we recognize Middle School students are at a unique time in their lives – a time when they are seeking greater independence and exploring their identity. Focused on facilitating a meaningful transition to adolescence and addressing the ever changing, complex needs of the middle level learner, we are committed to providing learning experiences relevant to the lives of adolescents. Through a safe, nurturing learning environment supported by caring teams of teachers, our program provides each student with opportunities to explore, inquire, and develop confidence.
Middle School Green Guides share their sustainability ideas with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.
"Our job in the Middle School is to set our students up for academic success. We need to be ever mindful of the unique and challenging nature of adolescence and provide the support and structures our learners require to question, explore, experiment, and discover in a safe and intellectually stimulating environment. As Albert Einstein said, “I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”"
Elaine Kelly Middle School Principal Our Principal
Our annual camps program enables students and teachers to create enduring memories and friendships through physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges.
The Middle School Musical
Each year, eager Middle Students audition for a role in our annual musical production put on my our Theatre Department.
Middle School students have regularly hosted special guest speakers, including a Supreme Court Justice and a member of Congress
Fundraising for UNICEF
For more than 3 decades, Middle School students have taken part in raising funds for UNICEF. Each year, they raise thousands of dollars for this worthy cause.
Two Middle School students perform in the 2019 production of "Willy Wonka."
"“UNIS is special because you can become friends with students from around the world.
Because UNIS is UN family, there are a lot of projects that help with the environmental issues. I am happy that I can be a part of it!”
Rio Middle School Student
Middle School students enjoying Spring 2019, Sports Day!
Middle School students, who study Spanish, traveled to Puerto Rico in Spring 2019.
Middle School students, who study French, traveled to Québec in Spring 2019.