Accepting Applications
for 6th, 7th & 8th Grades

Supporting and Serving English Language Learners

Our Mission:

South Bronx International Middle School affords newly arrived English Language Learners with a rigorous, college and career preparatory education anchored in a robust literacy curriculum that provides equity and access in our democratic society resulting in a community of learners who have the habits of scholarship to engage with confidence in complex thinking and problem solving across disciplines. 

Who Are We?

South Bronx International Middle School is a small middle school located on the Teller Avenue Campus in the Bronx. As part of the Internationals Network for Public Schools, we serve newcomer English Language Learners, here in the United States for five years or less. We pride ourselves on knowing our students and families well, and providing our students with a warm, nurturing community that will support them in developing their literacy skills to enable equity and access.

Our students leave us after three critical years as literate, creative, caring, compassionate and confident participants in their community.  We do this by providing students with a robust interdisciplinary approach to skills, and a comprehensive literacy program including: close reading, independent reading, guided reading, and reading remediation.  We see each student as an individual with unique strengths and needs in all areas.  We build off of students’ assets, and we support their gaps by using data strategically to design instruction. Our foundation is our Advisory program which provides students with a community within our community. 

Our Vision:

In our student-centered learning community, we pride ourselves on knowing our students well–academically, socially, and emotionally.  Students engage in cognitively challenging tasks: reading, writing, speaking and listening in every lesson, and our staff works in teams to use data and mastery grading to guide their instruction and interventions.  We provide students with multiple opportunities to showcase their work and learning through student-led conferences, presentations of learning and passage presentations, fostering confidence and presentation skills necessary to thrive in our community.

Our Partners

We partner with the Internationals Network of Public Schools and our approach is guided by the following 5 Core Principles:

and collaboration

schools and classrooms are heterogeneous and collaborative structures that build on the strengths of each member of the school community to optimize learning


expansion of the 21st century schools beyond the four walls of the building motivates adolescents and enhances their capacity to successfully participate in modern society

Language and
content integration

strong language skills develop most effectively in context and emerge most naturally in a purposeful, language-rich, interdisciplinary, and experiential program

Localized autonomy &

linking autonomy and responsibility at every level within a learning community allows all members to contribute to their fullest potential

One learning
model for all

every member of our school community experiences the same learning model, maximizing an environment of mutual academic support.