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Middle School


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.

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) .



The Arts serve as a tool for students to express their feelings and emotions. It allows them to master control over their bodies and helps develop their self-esteem.


Social Values

At the Peterson Schools values are an important part of the formation of the individual. In this educational environment, students are encouraged to be self-directed learners. CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) is our institutional social service program. Students participate with a variety of charitable foundations to help people who are living in different realities than their own.


Physical Education

The core of our Physical Education (PE) program is the development of the student’s physical health and all-round wellbeing. It also serves as a support for students’ intellectual, emotional and social progress. 



The Psychology and Pedagogical Department works closely with students and their parents to assist them in enhancing their overall progress. Psychologists and teachers work closely to prevent bullying to ensure students' psychological health. Our psychology program is directly related with the development of healthy parenting skills and other matters regarding the student’s progress and development. The Psychology Department plays an active role in the admission and selection process by providing psychological assessment and coaching support.


Educational Field Trips

Educational camps and field trips encourage leadership, social responsibility, and self assessment skills and give students the chance to know our country. Science, culture, and conservation of Mexican biodiversity are some of the themes reinforced outside the classroom. Traditionally, 6th-grade students go to Pachuca, Hidalgo; 7th graders go to Veracruz, Veracruz and 8th graders go to Oaxaca, Oaxaca. Once the pandemic situation gets better we will continue with this fun educational program, with new camp possibilities on the horizon.