Wahaha Middle School offers a dual language immersion program in which two-thirds of classes are taught in English and one-third is taught in Mandarin Chinese. Our curriculum prepares students for college preparatory high school programs, whether at international schools in China or boarding schools in the US and other English speaking countries. At graduation, our students will be well equipped for successful secondary education wherever the future may take them
Chinese and international teachers work together to expose students to a blended curriculum that balances Chinese and international standards. Our current course offerings include:
Our unique Chinese Language and Culture program gives students a rich understanding of Chinese history and culture that they can share with the global community. We offer rigorous instruction in English Language Arts and English Language Learning to ensure that students entering at any English proficiency level have the literacy and communication skills to be successful in a secondary school. In Math, we take an integrated approach to instruction by combining components of the Chinese National Curriculum with Common Core US standards. This is taught in both Chinese and English. Additionally, the Math Applications course, taught in English, focuses on the application of math reasoning skills to real world problems. Our science and technology program is STEM oriented and students demonstrate their understanding in state of the art labs. The Specials Curriculum is a two-tier system (enrichment and skills based) that exposes students to a variety of interests and then develops those interests that students decide to pursue.
Our Middle School learning environment is student centered with a strong focus on individualized instruction and flexible groupings. International and Chinese teachers work together to differentiate instruction based on students’ varying content and language knowledge. The WIDA Model assessment is used to place students at the appropriate English instructional level and NWEA Measures for Academic Progress (MAP) assessments are used to drive student progress in content areas.
We prepare our students for a future in which they must think flexibly and create new solutions. We ensure that they have the independent study skills, critical thinking, organization, and discipline required for success in life.