The curriculum for Middle School has been designed to give students the opportunity to learn and master critical thinking skills. This allows them to feel comfortable communicating with and learning about other cultures. We also encourage students to feel pride in their own cultures and religions while emphasizing that diversity enriches learning and life.
Excellence is a priority at the Peterson Schools. We make sure our evaluation system is up to international standards via the Measure of Academic Program (MAP) exams provided by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). Some of our classes include Science, Social Studies, English, Spanish, Math, Geography, Biology, Physics, Mexican History, and Visual and Performing Arts. Additionally, we have a very robust advisory curriculum where we integrate the socio-emotional development of our students with their academic one.
On the educational scene, the Peterson Schools are recognized in Mexico and abroad. We are incorporated with the Ministry of Public Education (SEP) and accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and is a member of the Association of American Schools in Mexico (ASOMEX).
Our integrated STEM approach is based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines in an interdisciplinary manner: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Our yearly STEM Week allows for our Middle and High School students to dive in together as a whole in order to tackle a world problem and design a solution supported by our STEM department. During this week, students collaborate among different grades to research, learn, design, and have hands-on experience on the latest STEM practices to come up with an innovative solution.
All students from Middle School can run for STUDENT COUNCIL (StuCo). StuCo is a student-led group that helps create opportunities for the Middle School students to come together as a community, represent their classmates and develop their leadership skills, while also creating a close relationship with their StuCo mentors.
All StuCo officers are elected by their peers and work as representatives of their class, becoming the liaison between the student body and the administration.