As an independent school, MIS remains free from the strictures of legislation, policies, and testing that don’t nurture the inherent learner in every child. We grant our teachers significant autonomy to design classroom experiences and deliver important content in the ways they see fit. And because our teachers are not just subject-matter experts, but equally curious co-learners, they know just how to engage both an entire classroom and individual students by tailoring their approach day-by-day.
As a curricular framework, we use the Integrated Curriculum Model developed by the College of William and Mary’s National Center for Gifted Education. While we use their published materials for some of our units, we also develop our own units that specifically address current events, global travel, and the strengths of our students.
For most grades, specials occur twice per week.