"In the Know" Weekly Newsletter - The International School

Sponsor feature: Gilkey International Middle School


Gilkey International Middle School’s supportive, vibrant, and welcoming environment allows for an easy transition from TIS to middle school. In fact, Gilkey has many things to offer outside of language immersion appeal -- including native-speaking teachers, internships, community service, and exchange programs. Their stellar program boasts several accreditations, among them the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools (PNAIS).

As an extension of The French American International School, Gilkey teaches grades 6-8 with language immersion in French, Chinese, Spanish, and German. One of the alluring factors is their ability to teach advance language for students who have been immersed in elementary school. In addition, incoming 6th graders choose an additional language to learn. For example, an incoming Spanish track student would pick from French, German, or Chinese as their third language of study. Truly, Gilkey presents students with a triad of opportunities in global learning.

Gilkey is having an open house on Thursday, November 8 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. The Director of Admissions and the Head of the Middle School welcome prospective families, introduce the faculty, and provide an overview of the program. Current students and families are available to lead tours. All teachers are available in their classrooms to answer questions and show materials used during the year. To learn more about Gilkey International Middle School, visit www.faispdx.org

Thank you to Gilkey International Middle School for supporting TIS’ 2012 auction!