Middle School News
The bilingual and experiential journey that began in the Maternelle continues into the adolescent years. By middle school, students are balanced bilinguals primed for third-language studies and continued cultural exploration.
During the week of January 16, two events–the annual commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the inauguration of this country's 45th president–provided opportunities for students to reflect on and express their values.
8th graders kicked off their service learning projects at AgeSong, an eldercare community center here in Hayes Valley.
On November 14, 93 students in grades 6-9 chose to participate in the Concours Castor—a worldwide mathematics, logic, and computer science contest offered to French schools across the globe.
Seven weeks after Rentrée, our new faculty members reflect on what they find unique about the school and share anecdotes from the classroom and community.
The plight of Syrian refugees has been in the news for months. But a group of French American 8th graders not only sought the news behind the news--they made a connection with refugees in Jordan.
International High School demystifies the International Baccalaureate (IB) program in its premiere IB Showcase
Head of School Melinda Bihn welcomed over 500 prospective students and parents to an inspiring evening that demystified the International Baccalaureate.
"The first couple of weeks, here at International and French American, have been outstanding!" says Athletic Director Scott Kennedy.
In the Spring Semester of 2015, 5th- and 6th-grade students collaborated in a cross-disciplinary project involving Design, Music, Technology, and Science
8th-grade students used the Design Lab to create a wood puzzle based of a self-portrait watercolor they previously made in their Art class.
From water conservation to technology overuse, 8th-grade students create public service announcements in their Film class to relay important messages.
The National Center for International Schools (NCIS), the organization that manages the operations of the Chinese and French American International Schools, has sealed the deal on a robust solar package for 150 Oak Street.
The International High School Technovation Team for 2015 are semifinalists in the US/Canada division of the worldwide app building competition. This 12-week program involves programming, design, and marketing for a brand new app.
This is the third time (and the 2nd consecutive year) that a student from French American International School has won First Prize in the Concours de Nouvelles short stories contest organized by MLF.
This year, 14 students from French American submitted short stories, nonfiction, or poetry to the SFUSD Arts Festival. Out of all contest submissions from all participating schools, three students from our school received awards.
On February 28, twelve of our middle students (some of whom worked in pairs) will represent French American at the Randall Museum Science Fair, one of 28 schools participating.
Once again, Middle School students earned top marks in the American Mathematical Competition (MAA), including one 1st-place award, two 2nd-place awards, and 2 third-place awards.
"Vertical" Project Allows Middle School Students to Express Feelings Associated with Attacks in Paris
On Friday, January 16, middle school students were divided vertically across 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade color groups (blue, white, and red) to discuss and process the recent attacks earlier this month in Paris.
Middle School theater develops program to bring together middle school students and those in the earliest years of lower school.
The community was invited to participate in a holiday ornament design competition. With the user of the school's Design Lab and its tools, contestants produced stunning and original pieces of work that not only reflected holiday themes, but also related to the concept of transition and passage.