Grades 6 to 8
Following the pattern of organization of NAS (5-3-4), students in Grades 6-8 attend Middle School. Students experience a more structured, departmentalized academic program and work with many more teachers than they had in earlier school years. The school’s Code of Conduct (the NAS discipline policy) is applied consistently across the school and to all members of NAS from KG-G12, but as appropriate to age and expectations.
English, Arabic language, Islamic Studies, Mathematics, Social Studies with divisions (History, Geography, Civics as per MOE requirement), Science, ICT, PE, GP, Art and Music.
Life skills and school’s values are also reinforced through extra-curricular activities, for example charity activities, business competitions, Health Week and the science program.
Homework is assigned at all grade levels. However, in Middle School Homework now requires substantial time and effort on the part of the students, for most subjects. On the other hand, academic challenges are balanced by social activities and extra-curricular groups, clubs and teams. NAS serves as a conduit for social and emotional development as well as for intellectual growth.