Dear Prospective Parents and Community Members,
Happy New Year! I am tremendously excited to share with you some of the developments at MIS from the last month as well as some of our important milestones for the next few weeks. Thank you all for your kind and generous well-wishes and support as we build and grow!
Midtown International School has established a number of community, national, and worldwide partners in education. These partnerships enhance our curriculum and instruction by giving our students and faculty access to resources, experts, experiences, and knowledge in a variety of fields:
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Young Audiences and the Woodruff Arts Center
Education First: Global Travel Partners
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
We are also honored to have these professional affiliations and memberships that offer teachers, trustees, and parents more resources to make effective decisions for our young learners:
Learning and the Brain Society
American Educational Studies Association
Georgia Association for Gifted Children
National Association for Gifted Children
STEM Network with NAGC
Special Interest Group for Twice Exceptional Learners
American Society for Engineering Education
National Science Teachers Association
Family interviews are currently being scheduled for prospective students who have completed the application process. With just 12 students accepted per grade level, we strongly encourage families who are interested in applying to MIS to submit their application as early as possible. The application is available online.
What are we looking for in the application, portfolio, teacher letter, and interview? Successful students at MIS demonstrate enthusiasm and engagement in the learning process. Even though our curriculum follows an enrichment model for all students, testing and qualification for gifted programming is not necessary. Our curricular model, with over 20 years of worldwide research and development, has found that student engagement and enthusiasm for learning are the best indicators for success in this type of program.
Teachers are the critical foundation of any educational endeavor. Over 200 qualified teachers from around the world have applied for our teaching positions. Each applicant was asked to respond in writing to a series of essay questions; their passion for teaching and learning, their robust educational philosophies, and their dedication to the profession and our future leaders have been a pleasure to read. Interviews have commenced!
Over the next several weeks some important milestones will be met:
As always, our website is a great place for more detailed information about Midtown International School and news on where we are on the path to the first day of school.
Founder and Head of School