Our Thriving Community
Our Middle School is housed in purpose-built facilities. Our House System, advisory and tutorial periods, and our schedule of daily electives ensure that TASIS England Middle School students enjoy a well-rounded program, which complements the high academic expectations.
After-school activities are many and varied, offering this energetic age group opportunities for drama, art, music, competitive and recreational sports, in addition to special interest clubs.
Advisory provides each middle school student with individualized attention from a faculty advisor. The advisor supports his/her advisees in all areas of school life. Advisors monitor progress, listen, offer counsel, and advocate for advisees in disciplinary situations. Advisories meet formally as a group every Friday. Mondays through Thursdays are tutorial periods, when students may seek help or work on homework. In the Fifth Grade, the student’s classroom teacher is his or her advisor.
The House System serves to build community spirit and generates enthusiasm and participation among students, both in and out of the classroom. All middle school students are randomly assigned to one of the four Houses: Romans, Vikings, Saxons, or Normans. Each House has four faculty advisors, and students stay with their Houses for their entire association with the Middle School. Throughout the year, there are opportunities for both individuals and groups to contribute to their House. The three main areas of involvement are academic achievement, sports, and community service. Individual and House cumulative point totals are reported each quarter, and special awards are presented at the Awards Assembly in June.
The Student Representative Council (SRC) was set up to foster and encourage the development of leadership skills. Student representatives organize events (Spirit Day, pep rallies, Thanksgiving Assembly and student mixers, for example). They are also trained how to help peers who may need a sympathetic ear, and learn to voice concerns put forth by their fellow classmates.