Zahrat Al-Sahraa International School

Middle School

The Middle School provides a responsive and nurturing atmosphere. We bridge the elementary and high school years providing a smooth transition between the two. We recognize that adolescents have unique needs that we address in our program. We believe that learning should be worthwhile and rewarding. We aim to help students take initiative, and encourage them to seek knowledge and think independently. We help students develop the skills necessary to achieve academic excellence while also engaging in critical thinking. We guide students to understand the techniques that will help them organize work in an allotted time frame. We seek to create an environment in which students develop appropriate self-expression with peers and persons in authority. Students learn to accept responsibility for their actions and through both positive and negative consequences, begin to understand the link between their behavior and its effect on others. We promote honesty and integrity, develop social and civic responsibility and foster good manners and courtesy. We aim for our students to become well-rounded individuals and encourage them to participate actively in their community.


The Middle School curriculum is based on American educational aims. Our materials and curriculum reflect those used in the accredited international schools and in independent schools in the U.S. Most of our students intend to continue through the American educational system. We expose students to a broad background in mathematics, science, social studies, language arts and foreign languages while also developing thinking and problem solving skills. Student interaction and self-expression are encouraged. We supplement the core curriculum by including instruction in computer science, art, and physical education. While we usually select American textbooks, we also take advantage of other enrichment materials published in the United Kingdom, Lebanon, and Jordan. While our major emphasis is toward the American system of education, we take into consideration the needs of our international students. We are able to provide a program that will help them develop the skills and knowledge needed to enter an alternative educational system (i.e. the International Baccalaureate).