Dynamic, Compassionate and Connected Learners
AISG Lower Secondary (Grades 6 - 8) is a place for discovery and growth, where students are encouraged to take risks, try new things, and learn what their passions are in life.
We place a high emphasis on student choice and challenge, offering your child authentic, real-world learning experiences while fostering a commitment to global awareness.
Our Lower Secondary program is designed to address the unique academic, artistic, physical, creative, and emotional development needs of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Through a carefully designed structure at each grade level, we provide a developmentally appropriate transition to ensure your child experiences a relevant and exploratory curriculum in a climate of high expectations.
Explore Our Curriculum
Our Grade 6-8 program offers a challenging academic curriculum which fosters exploration, critical thinking, and innovative learning. Our framework is geared towards creating dynamic, compassionate, and connected learners.
Our curriculum is based on AERO and Common Core standards and is tailored to our unique context and learners. Common Core and AERO are standards widely adopted by international schools. For families transitioning between schools, this offers a sense of familiarity and provides consistency in your child’s education.
We believe our students should be active participants in their own learning with the expectation that they become independent and reflective of the world around them. To complement our framework, a variety of student support and extracurricular programs are offered to enrich the Middle School journey.
TARGET (Teen, Action, Reflection, Growth, Exploration, Teamwork)
TARGET, our Lower Secondary advisory program, aims to meet the needs of young adolescents by providing structured guidance and support.
The TARGET program seeks to create a sense of belonging and promotes a positive self-image to ensure that each student is connected and advocated for.
The Discovery Program is an extensive electives program in which students have the opportunity to pursue new areas of interest in a low risk, low pressure environment.
The Discovery Program is agile in design and exploratory by nature, enabling Lower Secondary students to try something new outside of the usual curricular framework.
We provide students with creative and differentiated learning experiences throughout our lower secondary program to ensure your child achieves personal excellence through a variety of thoughtfully planned experiential opportunities.
From working alongside local, national, and international organizations to experiencing the richness our host country has to offer through our China trips, our Lower Secondary students enjoy meaningful learning.
With 17,000 books in circulation and access to a bountiful list of research databases, the Science Park Campus Library provides the best collection of English resources in Guangzhou. In addition, its Makerspace encourages students to be innovative and creative with their personal and academic passions. Designed by students and decorated exclusively with student art, the Science Park Library is also a haven for students to engage in thoughtful digression.
Our library staff are endlessly devoted to encouraging the love of reading. The Science Park Library hosts lunchtime book club meetings for students and sponsors multiple teams in the annual Battle of the Books regional competition. Working closely with teachers, our librarian integrates information literacy skills into the curriculum to facilitate meaningful learning experiences for all.
AISG offers additional support services for students who demonstrate mild learning differences. Our English as an Additional Language (EAL) program is designed to assist students to engage with the curriculum and achieve academic success. Students in the program receive extra language support in the regular classroom using the inclusion model of EAL support.
Our Learning Support program combines in class support, small group instruction and individual targeted support for students identified as needing additional interventions. The overall goal of the Learning Support program is to develop the academic skills of students with learning needs so they can develop into successful and independent learners.