The main objectives of the Middle School Division are to:
12-13 years old
13-14 years old
14-15 years old
The subjects taught are the following: Christian Education, Arabic, English, French, Mathematics, Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), Social Sciences (History, Geography, and Civics), Computer, Art, and Physical Education.
The curriculum integrates the Counseling Department, the Child Development and Nutrition Awareness programs and the morning assemblies that help the child grow spiritually, physically, emotionally and intellectually.
Students participate in extra-curricular activities such as sports, choir, clubs, competitions, campaigns, exhibitions, and projects. The activities held throughout the academic year are the following: DEAR program (Drop Everything and Read), Morning Assemblies, Award Distribution Ceremony, Flag Day celebrations, Christmas, Lent and other campaigns, Book Fair, Reading Week, “Vintage”, and other celebrations.
The aim of such activities is to help each child become a caring, committed and active member in the community.
18 – 20
16 – 17.99
14 – 15.99
12 – 13.99
11 – 11.99
In order to be promoted, the student must meet the following general criteria:
The general final average is calculated as follows: 50% on the Daily Grades and 50% on the Term Exam Grades.
In case of failure to meet one of the above required criteria, the following will apply:
Promotion Requirements from Grade 9 to First Secondary Academic:
The student is always expected to do his homework. In case a homework assignment is not completed, the following measures will be taken:
1st time: the student has to do extra work at home
2nd time: if the student does not do the homework in the same subject, one point is deducted from the test that follows and the student’s parents are notified.
3rd time: if the student does not do the homework in the same subject, a detention will be given on Saturday. In this case, a demerit may be issued, because this reflects lack of discipline
All students are bound to conform to the SJS honor code and guiding values.
Doors open at 7:25 am and close at 8:00 am. All students are asked to be present at 7:50 am for the morning assembly. For students arriving after 8:00 am, parents are requested to accompany them to the Administration prior to attending class.
Students are dismissed at 2:50 pm. Students who use the school transportation are asked to head to their respective buses promptly, while those who leave by private means, should head to the school main gate and leave by 3:15 pm.
Discipline is a shared responsibility among the students, the parents, and the school. Students must conduct themselves with self-respect and show respect to others, including teachers, staff and peers.
Merit and Demerit System (Cf. School Policies page 16)
Uniform and Attire
Students are expected to wear the SJS uniform and school appropriate shoes. All students’ belongings must be clearly marked (full name/class/section). Students are not allowed to come to school wearing the PE outfit.
Boys are expected to have short hair and come to school well groomed and shaved and girls are expected to maintain their hair in an appropriate manner that does not impede their work in class or during activities. Girls with long hair should tie it to the back.
Odd hair colors and cuts, nail polish, and jewelry are not permitted.
Tuck Shop and Cafeteria
Students are encouraged to bring their lunch from home. A tuck shop in the division is available for healthy snacks. Moreover, the school cafeteria provides a well balanced lunch.
Medicine and Illness
The school may require the submission of a doctor’s written permission to assure that the student’s illness is not contagious. If lice are detected, parents are asked to keep the child at home until the treatment is effectively finished.
In case of sickness and absence on a test date, a medical report must be presented.
Parent Teacher Assembly
A general assembly for the parents of grade 7 students is held at the beginning of each academic year and upon the request of the Administration.
Parent Teacher Conferences
A parent teacher conference by invitation for parents is held after the distribution of the first and third daily report cards. A general parent teacher conference is held prior to the midyear exams. If parents require an appointment, they should request it from the Middle School Administration two days ahead of time. Parents can meet with teachers during their office hours. Individual parent/teacher/principal conferences may be held when needed.
The library provides a wide range of books, activities and events throughout the academic year. Students may borrow books and take them home. For any delay in returning the book or for any loss of books, students must pay the appropriate fee in compliance with the library policy. (cf. Library Policy on p. 26)
Middle School students go on instructive field trips. The Middle School Administration will inform parents in advance about the details. All students must return a signed permission slip in order to participate.
Clubs target spiritual, social, environmental, and kinesthetic aspects of the student’s holistic growth. Students in the Middle School Division have the opportunity to join the available clubs in order to develop talents and skills in their respective areas of interest.