The MIS Library houses the largest collection of Spanish literature in Montana through the Montana Shared Library Catalog. We acquire books to support our Middle School curriculum and Primary Years Programme (PYP) units of inquiry with an exciting collection of current, age-appropriate titles. The library is open to all students of MIS and their families. Parents and siblings are welcome to browse through our library when we are open.
MIS promotes educational excellence by providing tools that support the educational program and address the diverse learning styles and needs of students. MIS has placed a strategic importance on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) learning throughout the school. The school utilizes laptop labs, ipads, 3D printers and ebeam smart boards. LEGO Robotics is also being used throughout the school to teach programming and engineering. The technology program at MIS is flexible enough to respond to the rapid changes happening today, and empowers students to take responsible and active roles in pursuit of learning.
Visual, Music and Performing Arts
The arts at MIS promote communication, creativity, social development, and original thinking. MIS students develop an awareness and appreciation of music and theater from a range of places, times, and cultures. Through visual art, students can begin to construct an understanding of their community, their own feelings, and their environment.
Students at MIS benefit from learning both in and beyond the classroom. The physical education program provides a variety of outdoor opportunities, such as winter skiing and ice skating. Students experience frequent field trips to explore local opportunities and take action in their community. Middle school students travel further afield to to spend a week at the Teton Science School in Jackson, WY and to La Paz, Mexico to enhance their academic learning.
Field Trips in Preschool through Eighth Grades
- Exploring Greenough Park and Mount Jumbo
- Walking Field Trips to Missoula Art Museum, The P.E.A.S Farm, Missoula Children’s Theatre and the University of Montana
- Visits to the Trout Hatchery in Arlee, MT
- Explorations of our watersheds with the Watershed Education Network and the Clark Fork Coalition. Click Here to see MIS students going “buggy!”
- Mind boggling visits to SpectrUM Science Museum
- Community service visits to Riverside Health Care Center, the Missoula Food Bank, the Poverello Center, and the Humane Society
- Frequent field trips to see musical and theatrical performances, such as the Missoula Symphony.