Middle school

At every level, the students are supervised by the Pedagogical manager who works in conjunction with the educational team (school life, Head teacher, nurses, etc.) and the family, so that the student can develop his or her potential in our school.


Director of Studies for Middle School: Mrs Isabelle JARDIN
Head of teaching in Grade 6: Mrs Isabelle JARDIN
Head of teaching in Grade 7: Mrs Marion VAU-RIHAL
Head of teaching in Grade 8: Mr Xavier DESWERT-OLIVIER
Head of teaching in Grade 9: Mrs Sandrine ELIOT
Head of School Life: Mr. Manuel COUTURIER

Pedagogical project

Our aim is the development and fulfilment of each student, in an environment conducive to work and the acquisition of solid knowledge. It is important to us that these four years are also an opportunity for personal enrichment and openness to the world.

To this end, we take a positive and caring look at each of our young people so that they can gain confidence, express their full potential and find the path that suits them best.

Each pupil should be an actor of his own project, he must become responsible for himself and his choices while respecting others.

Pupils, teaching staff and parents must work together in a climate of trust and high standards.

All students are offered access to guided study four evenings a week from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm, as well as support in French, Mathematics and Modern Languages.

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Our specificities

All children have their place at Saint Jo regardless of their specificity. From Grade 6 onwards, each child follows the academic programme, however, different courses are proposed according to their profile.

In Grade 6 each class has its own specific project, allowing pupils to invest themselves and develop skills in non-academic dimensions (sense of responsibility, human values, taste for sharing…).

The projects are diverse and varied: art&dance; cinema; astronomy&Egyptology, sport&health, environment, …

Grade 6 students also discover Philosophy thanks to the Philosophy workshops offered throughout the year.

At all levels, specificities exist:

  • Small size class for children who need to regain confidence (Grades 6 & 7).
  • British International Section
  • Bilingual German / English section
  • Bilingual Chinese / English section

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Specific language courses

St. Joseph Institution is an internationally oriented institution, which has set up several sections in foreign languages.

English is studied by all students from Grade 6 onwards and special classes exist:

  • English-speaking British International Section from Grade 6 onwards.
  • Bilingual English/German section from Grade 6 onwards.
  • Chinese bilingual section from Grade 6 onwards.

From Grade 7 onwards, pupils choose a second Modern Language among the following:

  • German
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Italian

From Grade 8 onwards, if the pupil wishes, it is possible to join a more language-oriented Euro class and choose one of the following sections:

  • German+
  • English+
  • Spanish+
  • Italian+

In addition, numerous projects enabling schoolchildren to practise languages in a different way have been set up for all levels: debates, songs, exhibitions, games, theatre, etc.

Courses in Ancient Languages and Civilisations are offered:


  • Grade 7: 1 hour per week
  • Grades 8 & 9: 3 hours per week


  • Grade 9: 3 hours per week


In Grades 8 & 9, focus is given to the student’s orientation. During the school year several dedicated times are set up with the Head teacher.

Career Workshops during which students can meet professionals from various fields are organised so that students can discover more about what interests to them.

A 3 to 5-day work shadowing placement in a professional environment (such as a company) is recommended in the week before the Christmas holidays. This internship will be followed by the drafting of an internship report.

Development and intellectual curiosity

Throughout the year events are organised, inviting students to open up to the world and to others. Such as:

  • Week of solidarity with Madagascar
  • Meeting with external speakers on Road Safety
  • Conferences around the topic of Prevention
  • Activities around Sustainable Development organised throughout the year by and for students.