International Middle School

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them”

Have you already been told how many languages you are going to study in this
middle school?
No, not only four!
Alright! You might think:
1 Italian
2 English
3 Spanish
4 Persian
No! we are not playing a game with numbers, or maybe we are!

In fact, language number five is Mathematics.

Yes that’s right! Because from the first year of middle school you learn the language of mathematics in English. It is not only calculus but also involves playing games, solving problems, learning relations, and eventually the alphabet of mathematics.

You will see for yourself that all the alphabet of mathematics and numbers serve as a language which helps us to communicate with the world and understand measure better. All this will be done by using different types means and methods: pencil and paper, objects, plane and solid figures to construct, computerized simulations, and of course games.

Are you ready for a challenge?

Why 11+3=2?

Let’s find out together.

Are you curious and would like to know the answer?

If you are, this is the place for you. We will try to figure out how things work around us through studying science. We will conduct experiments to test our hypotheses, and in other cases we will use simulations to study some phenomena related to the earth and space. We will try to understand how our body and other living beings are made and how they work. Well, but now, we had better leave some surprise for later, otherwise it will be a spoiler.


Persian is the official language in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. It has over 110 million speakers worldwide. It is an Indo-European language written with two different alphabets: in Iran and Afghanistan it is written with the Arabic-Persian alphabet and in Tajikistan it is written with the modified Cyrillic alphabet.

The Persian language belongs to the group of Iranian languages, a subgroup of the Indo-Iranian languages, which in turn belong to the Indo-European language family. It is a key language for culture, literature, poetry, music and travel.

The children who begin the course in Persian face:

At primary school they learn the alphabet and writing, conversations starting from simple words such as classroom objects, and topics such as family, home, food and fruit, time, hours, numbers, colors, the days of the week, the months and the seasons and… In middle school, however, grammar is explored at the A1-A1+ level

During high school you study the history of Persian literature and the biography of the world-famous classical Persian poets such as Firdusi, Nezami, Rumi, Saadi, Attar and Hafiz.

There will be no shortage of workshop activities such as the screening of films, or the Chaharshanbe-suri festival and the recitation of Persian songs on the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian New Year which is also celebrated in neighboring countries and especially those of Central Asia.


English language plays a prominent role in the life of Italian school of Tehran. It is the language of the instruction of some subjects, the primary language of communication amongst our international students, and it is taught seven hours weekly to the students of middle school. The material used in the class is chosen based on needs analysis and the course is tailored to meet these requirements. We strive to know our learners in their fullness and their needs are analyzed firstly under the light of their level of English and secondly the types of linguistic competence they need to develop or reinforce. The teaching methodology adapted in the classroom is Communicative Method favoring learner independence and learner autonomy.

English lessons in middle school have a variety of objectives which, hand in hand, guide the learners towards enabling them to become citizens of the world. Our learners are taught to take responsibility of their learning; solve their problems which they encounter in the process; understand and respect other cultures and ways of doing; communicate effectively in English; and improve their general knowledge and understanding of the importance of this language in all aspects of their lives.

The levels of the students of middle school roughly vary from pre-intermediate to upper intermediate (A2, B1, B2). That of course is different for our newcomers, and this is why special facilitating lessons are provided for them through which the students gradually manage to attend the classes along with other students.

The course book which is used in the classroom is designed specifically for adolescents and focus on all linguistic skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) covering important topics and discussions dealt with in today’s world.

Students are constantly encouraged to express their opinions freely and confidently. However, the class material is not limited to only one book but it is expanded to the use of literal works, films, extra material, and other educational aids.

Finally, we reassure families and our students that we are committed to create a safe environment for them to learn and thrive; and to find ways to learn about and connect with their individual experiences and knowledge, they bring to our classrooms. In the Italian School of Tehran ‘Pietro Della Valle’ diversity, is cherished and celebrated.