7 ASB Middle School Handbook
How do we prepare our students for an exciting and dynamic future in the heart of Mumbai,
India? At the American School of Bombay, we believe that young adults love to learn and
thrive when challenged. We believe that when students are suitably challenged, they will rise
to the occasion; when students are treated with respect, they will respect themselves and
others; and when students are given opportunities to make choices and explore, they will
learn about themselves and their role in the world around them.
Our Middle School seeks to provide each student with opportunities to explore, experience
and excel. To enter our commons is to experience the noise and energy of early adolescence.
To listen in on our conversations and classrooms is to hear healthy debates, inquiry,
compassion and exploration.
Our teachers, curriculum, resources and programs all contribute to facilitating a meaningful
transition into adolescence. We want every student to leave the ASB with the knowledge, self-awareness and self-confidence to pursue their dreams and enhance the lives of others.
ASB’s Middle School provides each student with a rich and challenging academic program
in math, science, social studies, language arts and French or Spanish. We seek to develop
students’ artistic skills and sensibilities through a program in band or choir, art and drama,
and design technology. In PE, students continue to discover and apply their athletic abilities.
These experiences are enhanced by our 1:1 laptop program, which enriches and extends
learning across curriculum areas.
To balance students’ everyday class experiences, programs are designed to meet the needs of
all middle level learners. In advisory, students build relationships and community. Community
outreach opportunities help students learn about life in Mumbai and the importance of a
service-orientation to life. Our clubs, dramatic productions, bands, choirs and after school
activities provide students with appropriate opportunities to participate and learn. Also,
students can engage their minds and bodies on Middle School athletic teams in volleyball,
table tennis, badminton, soccer, basketball, swimming, track and field, and tennis.
Our Middle School is an active and energetic place that seeks to support every student in the
journey towards adulthood. The students, teachers, support staff, counselors, coaches, and
Principal are all members of ASB’s international community of learners.