Middle School – Approaches to Teaching & Learning

Learning experiences and teaching strategies

Learning is about exploring ideas… exploring different points of view.

Students develop their natural intellectual curiosity through deep understanding of concepts, motivation for learning, and development of abilities and attitudes towards thinking and learning.


Students are motivated to understand their natural, social and cultural world, through interdisciplinary learning experiences guided towards inquiry, action and reflection.

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Middle School students affirm their identity and build self-esteem through positive interactions within a culture of thinking that values and extends their knowledge.


Intercultural awareness through language acquisition

It is through language that we access our own and the culture of others. At Eton School, the languages of instruction are Spanish and English.

We place a particular emphasis on language acquisition to foster intercultural awareness, therefore, our students take 50% of their academic curriculum in English. Classes are taught by professional native English speakers.


Spanish as Acquired Language

As an international school, we offer students whose mother tongue is other than Spanish, a special program to support them in the acquisition of Spanish as a second language. Our program makes students aware of the importance of their own culture and language, and allows access to the Mexican culture.


Through Approaches to Learning (ATL), our adolescents develop skills that allow them to become effective and reflective learners.

ATL skills include: organization, collaboration, communication, information literacy, digital literacy, reflection, thinking and transfer skills… and the development of attitudes and dispositions important to lifelong learning.


Middle Years Programme

Eton School sets high expectations as we go beyond borders to deliver a rigorous, international education which fosters independence through critical and creative thinking.

As an International Baccalaureate World School since 1995, we are a leader school in global education in Mexico City. At Eton School, we offer the Middle Years Programme (MYP) from Grades 7 to 10 Our students are also committed to the Mexican curricular programs and standards from the Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP), and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

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Formative and summative assessments keep students and parents informed of the ongoing development of  students’ knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes.