John F. Kennedy The American School of Querétaro

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Middle School

Middle School is one of the most exciting, challenging, frustrating, and rewarding times for adolescents. As they discover more and more about themselves and begin to establish an independent personal identity, they also begin to explore the mysteries of the world around them. We support and guide students through this process of self-discovery.

Principal’s Message

Passionate educators inspire and change the world. It has guided everything I have done in education as a teacher, administrator, and student in schools across three continents. It explains the urgency in which I delivered instruction as a teacher, the high expectations I have for my students as an administrator, and my commitment to community service as a lifelong learning student.

Middle school is a time of great change for students physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually. The young adolescent tests limits to find boundaries; challenges authority to discover legitimacy; thinks of “me” to establish identity, lives in the moment to learn how to feel emotion, and rebels to form principles. Understanding these characteristics as leaders of young adolescents, we set firm limits for students while also giving them the freedom they need to explore the world through their own developing perspective.

We provide a challenging curriculum based on three academic programs – SEP from Mexico, AdvancEd from the United States, and the global International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP). Our commitment to these programs also demands a commitment to bilingualism.

At John F. Kennedy, we surround them with passionate educators that believe they can change the world to inspire and empower a new generation of global citizens.

Our Second Step classes are designed to address important issues in the lives of adolescents, such as friendships, relationships, bullying, and digital citizenship. Students also have a variety of activities to choose from to continue the process of learning and discovery outside the classroom, including athletics, music bands, Model UN, Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, Math Counts and more.

Finally, it is important to recognize our responsibility to teach young adolescents the importance of community and service. Our students are in the top 0.001% of all educated people on Earth. With that type of education comes a responsibility to make the world a better place. At John F. Kennedy, we surround them with passionate educators that believe they can change the world to inspire and empower a new generation of global citizens.

Robert Callahan
Middle School Principal

Robert Callahan
Middle School Principal

Our students are in the top 0.001% of all educated people on Earth. With that type of education comes a responsibility to make the world a better place.

Robert Callahan

Middle School Principal

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