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Welcome to Middle School at ACS Egham

Grades 6 to 8 | Ages 11 - 14

Introduction to Middle School

This is an exciting and dynamic place for a young teenager to grow. Parents and students join a lively international environment where adolescents are understood, appreciated, and celebrated.

We help students become well-rounded individuals and motivate them to contribute towards the wider wellbeing of our school community. We prompt inquisitive minds and guide them to make a positive impact through hard work, honesty, integrity, good manners, and courtesy.

Academically, our rigorous, inquiry-based International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme curriculum activates critical thinking and challenges students to ask questions and reflect on their individual learning.

Philosophically, our ethos champions strong cultural awareness and internationalism in a way that adds authentic context to learning. Combined, they help bridge the gap that often lies between school and ‘real life’.

Sophie Mazaz, Middle School Principal

IB Middle Years Programme

We offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP), which prepares students for the academic rigours of the IB Diploma in High School. The philosophical framework of the IBMYP focuses on:

  • Differentiated inquiry-based learning
  • Intercultural awareness
  • Strong communication skills
  • The education of the whole child.

This approach fosters a warm, friendly and welcoming community with strong parent/faculty partnerships. Our pastoral programme focusses on scholarship, citizenship and wellbeing with an extensive after-school sports programme, comprehensive music and drama offer with choirs, instrumental tuition, ensembles/bands and opportunities in a range of school productions.

We are proud of our active and challenging learning environment – one where the needs of adolescents are understood and genuinely appreciated. 

Sophie Mazaz, Middle School Principal
Our thriving division is home to students from all over the world. Your child will join a friendly, lively, global group housed in a beautiful 19th Century mansion house.
Sophie Mazaz, Middle School Principal
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An international education

Maaikes, ACS Egham, Grade 6:

"Coming from an English prep school in to ACS Egham and the IB curriculum, I was anxious I wouldn’t fit in but I made friends so quickly – they all ‘get’ me and understand me!

My new teachers always kept an eye on me and included me in demonstrations to help me settle in. I’m learning more and enjoying new subjects like Product Design, where we’re analysing the build of our toy planes.

The biggest difference I’ve found between my previous school and here at ACS Egham is in the British system they teach you the answers; in the IB they teach you how to ask the questions. It’s more interesting.

After school I have Dutch club, yoga and girls football. We have some good eco-resolutions across the school, and everyone’s kind and respectful to all cultures - it’s really international!

If you’re thinking of joining ACS I’d say go for it! Academically you’ll be encouraged and challenged and feel proud of what you’re achieving"