Global Engagement in the Middle School

On-Campus Initiatives Include

 
  • Mandarin Chinese language students create a celebratory program for the Chinese Year for the whole community, sharing their knowledge and appreciation for this important event in the Chinese calendar.
  • World Religions Assemblies are a feature of the Middle School assembly program that brings speakers and stories from the world's five major religions to the students in an educational way.
  • Through a Service Learning curriculum, 5th Grade history classes connect their study of ancient cultures to modern day concerns both locally and globally, enhancing the understanding of the permanence and necessity of clean water, water scarcity, and the role water plays in the development of each of the cultures studied.
  • The history curriculum in 6th grade is also globally focused, and involves in-depth culture studies through literature and film, connecting history with today’s world.
  • Middle School Model UN is a growing activity for 7th and 8th grade students, engaging them with international visitors as well as local Model UN conferences.

Partner School Exchanges Include

  • Every year for one month, 8th grade students from our partner school, Saint-Denis International School in Loches, France, live with Collegiate families and attended school. In March, a group of Collegiate 8th Graders studying French language return to France with the exchange students. Their trip focuses on language immersion through living with host families and participating in school activities.
  • Every year, Spanish language students host students from the Carol Baur School located in Mexico City. The visit includes classroom visits, presentations about Mexico, museum excursions, and a day trip to Williamsburg. The goals of this exchange are to create cultural awareness, heighten language skills and form relationships across borders.

Partner Schools

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  • China

    Collegiate has two partner schools in China, Changzhou Senior High School, located in Changzhou and Beijing New Oriental Foreign Language School, located in Yangzhou.
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  • France

    Our partner school in France, Saint Denis International School, is located in Loches.
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  • Ghana

    Our partner school in Ghana, Ghana International Scool, is located in Accra.
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  • India

    Our partner school in India, Modern School, is located in Agra.
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  • Italy

    Our partner school in Italy, Liceo Classico Foscarine, is located in Venice.
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  • Kazakhstan

    Our partner school in Kazakhstan, Murager Regional Boarding School, is located in Karaganda
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  • Malaysia

    Our partner school in Malaysa, St. George's Girls' School, is located in Penang.
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  • Mexico

    Our partner school in Mexico, Colegio Carol Baur, is located in Mexico City and Querétaro
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  • Morocco

    Our partner school in Morocco, George Washington, is located in Casablanca, Morocco.
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  • South Africa

    Our partner school in South Africa, Lebone II College of the Royal Bafokeng, is located in Phokeng.
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  • Spain

    Our partner school in Spain, Colegio Internacional Alminar, is located in Seville.
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As a school, we are committed to providing many different experiences for students so that they can learn about different cultures, develop knowledge and context for today's global issues, and build cross-cultural communication skills from an early age.