Middle School

The middle school offers Avenor students the opportunity to choose their line of study. Starting with the 6th grade, a personalised school orientation programme is outlined. Students have the opportunity to choose to study Mathematics, English and Science in the British system and take the specific assessments or to study Mathematics and the Romanian language in the national system and take the National Evaluation exams.

Middle School
by the numbers

184

STUDENTS

50

TEACHERS

25

CLUBS

2

LINES OF STUDY

Curriculum

In middle school classes, the requirements of the Romanian National Curriculum – standards, reference objectives and competences -, as well as learning contents and evaluation forms are followed. Equally, teachers are prepared to use teaching methods and teaching principles specific to international education to tailor the resources, contents and methods of teaching / assessment to the individual learning needs of students according to Cambridge’s curriculum and educational resources.

Approaching learning from the Cambridge perspective helps students to communicate efficiently and convincingly, develop critical and creative thinking skills, as well as the capacity to apply information from various communication sources/environments to concrete, authentic situations.

Learning experience

PBL

PBL is the acronym for Project-Based Learning, a teaching and learning program that involves teamwork and connections between the disciplines studied. In the Middle School, students have 1-2 hours of PBL per week in Romanian and / or English in which they work on group projects related to school top…

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Trips

Throughout middle school years, students go on trips in Romania and begin to explore travelling outside of the country. It is a good opportunity to discover other cultures, to learn new habits and to become more flexible and tolerant towards the differences between people and cultures. Trips destina…

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Form time

Each day, each form tutor dedicates 20 minutes to teaching students how to learn based on an action plan established in the meetings of each department. This plan is based on the needs of children and aims to train and develop study skills and a reflective attitude towards learning.

Clubs

Avenor College clubs are designed to support and develop the individual interests and aspirations of each student and to meet the students’ personal development needs.

For Grades 5 to 8, clubs are provided for an intensive and thorough study that will help students nurture talents, skills, and passions at a level that will help them in choosing their profession and in personal development, providing the basis for a complete and specialised solid culture.

Knowledge clubs

These activities teach students how to organise and present an activity, how to develop skills of cooperation and coordination in various situations. Knowledge clubs offer ways to socialize, self-iden…
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Physical Development Club

What about improving your child’s fine and gross motor skills, to keep healthy by exercising or to just blow off some steam after a day full of learning? All children need to move, run and consolida…
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Art clubs

Art clubs stimulate role play and develop the musical and artistic side. Activities such as: theater, music clubs, drama, arts, etc. contribute to the completion of general education by providing a ha…
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Personal Development

We want our students to be happy children and to become well-balanced future adults, able to develop beautiful relationships with those around them, to empathise and be receptive to the environment in which they live. In addition to curricular activities, these children need to invent, take risks, make mistakes, play together and enjoy life. They need personal development. They need personal development.

Avenor College’s vision is inspired by Howard Gardner’s theory of “multiple intelligences”, according to which the school must develop and motivate students’ individual values ​​through academic, sports and artistic programmes supported by personal, emotional, and social factors.

PSHE classes

Every week, Avenor College students have a personal development class in which, through discussions and thematic projects, they learn to understand each other and to understand those around them.

Assembly

These meetings attended by children from different grades, grouped by age, point out the key aspects of school life, through experiential learning activities. These meetings are organised on different topics and they are an excellent peer-to-peer learning opportunity. Also, in Assembly, special dist…

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Avenor College Assessment System.

This system is one that encourages personal development. Regardless of the activities in which they participate (curricular or co-curricular), children are always evaluated taking into account both the “Attainment” (results) and the effort and progress for each subject.

“House points” system

Children from the entire school are divided into four houses and accumulate points for joint activities and projects, school events or volunteer activities. Belonging to houses helps them to develop relationships with older or younger students and to join forces in common goals.

Student council

It is the way in which students can express their point of view (through representatives elected by vote in each class) on how they think school activities should be conducted, but also an opportunity to develop their leadership skills.

Results

Being present in the top of Bucharest’ best schools every year, through the excellent results of Avenor students at the National Evaluation exams, showed that through perseverance, responsibility and very good student-teachers coordination you can achieve your goals. Students who opted for the Cambridge Checkpoint exams achieved the performance of having a generational results’ average well above the global average. Through motivation, appropriate learning strategies and good organization, Avenor students have successfully developed their skills and abilities and this was reflected in the results obtained

Georgiana Socoliu

Deputy Head of Secondary

School year 2021-2022

Cambridge Checkpoint:

This year the overall score of our Avenor middle school graduates was 5,6 out of the maximum of 6, above the international average, which was just over 4.

Cambridge First Certificate Exam (FCE):

90% of the Avenor students who took the FCE have obtained grades A and B.

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE):

100% of the Avenor students who took the CAE have obtained A, the maximum grade.

School year 2020-2021

Cambridge Checkpoint:

This year the overall score of our Avenor middle school graduates was 5.4 out of a maximum of 6, above the international average, which was just over 4.

Cambridge First Certificate Exam (FCE):

Avenor students scored above the world average. 45% of them obtained grade A and 36% grade B.

2019-2020 school year

National Evaluation

Romanian N.E.

9.33

Maths N.E.

9.10

Average N.E:

9.22

HS Admission

9.33

Top Schools Bucharest

Locul 12

Cambridge Checkpoint:

This year, Avenor College organised the Checkpoint Maths exam internally, and the class average was excellent – 5.9 points out of 6.0 (maximum score).

2018-2019 school year

National Evaluation

Romanian N.E.

9.73

Maths N.E.

9.70

Average N.E:

9.71

HS Admission

9.72

Top Schools Bucharest

Locul 1

Cambridge Checkpoint:

56% of our students got maximum scores (6.0) in both Maths and English as a Second language exams

85% obtained Excellent results (above 5.0).

2017-2018 school year

National Evaluation

Romanian N.E.

9.05

Maths N.E.

8.22

Average N.E:

8.63

HS Admission

8.84

Top Schools Bucharest

Locul 13

Cambridge Checkpoint:

66% of our students got maximum scores (6.0) in both Maths and English as a Second language exams

88% obtained Excellent results (above 5.0).

2016-2017 school year

National Evaluation

Romanian N.E.

10

Maths N.E.

9.85

Average N.E:

9.92

HS Admission

9.93

Top Schools Bucharest

Locul 1

Cambridge Checkpoint:

10 of the 15 students who sat the Cambridge Checkpoint this year obtained the maximum score (6.0) on both Maths and English exams class average is also very good: 5.8 (Maths), 5.9 (English).

2015-2016 school year

National Evaluation

Romanian N.E.

9.05

Maths N.E.

8.91

Average N.E:

8.98

HS Admission

9.17

Top Schools Bucharest

Locul 8

Cambridge Checkpoint:

Our Grade 8 students sat their first Cambridge Checkpoint exams at Avenor with very good results.

The maximum score in the international system is 6.0 and our students’ class average was 6.0 in Maths (100%) and 5.9 in English (98%).

2014-2015 school year

National Evaluation

Romanian N.E.

8.63

Maths N.E.

9.72

Average N.E:

9.17

HS Admission

9.29

Top Schools Bucharest

Locul 6

2013-2014 school year

National Evaluation

Romanian N.E.

8.33

Maths N.E.

8.88

Average N.E:

8.60

HS Admission

8.85

Top Schools Bucharest

Locul 8

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Events

Avenor events enrich the experience of our students, create opportunities for them to socialize, give them the opportunity to show their talents or to prove their progress from year to year.

Middle School

Teachers’ Day

This event is a wonderful occasion to celebrate our teachers. Together with the students, we prepare for the teachers an unforgettable day, with surprises and gratitude.

Middle School

The opening ceremony of the school year

The opening of the school year is an emotional moment for all members of the Avenor community – students, teachers, parents. See you colleagues, talk about what we did during the summer vacation.

Middle School

Welcome, new parents!

Every year we welcome the parents of students who join our school at Avenor College. In an informal meeting, senior parents in the Avenor community, along with teachers and members of the management t…
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Middle School

Avenor Awards

Every year, we proudly and respectfully celebrate the Avenor Awards winners: Brightest Star, Honorary Students and Avenor Fellows. Avenor Awards are given to students who, during the school year, have…
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Middle School

Avenor Forest Run

Organized at the end of the first month of school, Avenor Forest Run promotes the movement as a lifestyle and aims to raise funds for charitable projects. Participants – children, parents, teachers – …
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Middle School

Anti Bullying Awareness Days

These days are an opportunity for all Avenor students to raise awareness of the bullying phenomenon. Avenor counselors coordinate special activities to cover this topic, and involve students in discus…
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Middle School

Romania’s National Day

A day in which we celebrate Romania with traditional food, songs and dances. At the end of the day we will all gather on the sports court and dance the traditional hora.

Middle School

Avenor Christmas Charity Fair

What could be more beautiful than organizing a Christmas fair? Our high school students work with great passion on a charity event-project that annually fills the campus with avenorians eager to contr…
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Middle School

International Women’s Day

The celebration of March 8 turned into a celebration of our community, with flowers, wishes, smiles, gifts and a lot of gratitude.

Middle School

Winter Shows

All Avenor students prepare an artistic gift for their parents, which they offer at the end of the calendar year. From pregătitoare to grade 8, each class presents a theater, music and dance performa…
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Middle School

Carolling Day

Before the winter holidays, the Avenor College campus is adorned with celebration and resounds with wishes and carols. During breaks, the teachers go around the school carrolling and inviting the stud…
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Middle School

Open Days

Parents of our students have the opportunity to see our school in “action” during the “Open Days” program for grades 2-12. Members of our community can attend and even actively participate in some of …
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Middle School

Science Fair

Organizing an annual Science Fair at Avenor College gives elementary and middle school students the opportunity to be involved in research projects and work in teams. Children create experiments, inve…
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Middle School

Work in Progress

Hundreds of art works made by children aged 6 to 18 within the artistic project “Work in progress” are exhibited annually for a week in the art gallery at the headquarters of UniCredit Bank on Exhibit…
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Middle School

Interschool Swimming Challenge

The annual swimming competition organized by Avenor College brings together competitors aged between 6 and 18 from several schools in Bucharest. It is an event in which participants show fair play, wh…
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Explore the classrooms

Middle School Team

Alexandru-Mihai Anușca

English Teacher
5 Alfa Form Tutor

Alin – Constantin Cîrtog

Romanian Language Teacher
6 Omega Form Tutor

Anda Costache

Psychologist/ School counselor
8 Delta Form Tutor

Andreea Mihai

Mathematics Teacher

Andreea Vișănescu

Lab technician

Andrei Dăscălescu

Science Teacher
5 Omega Form Tutor

Andrei Hristia

English Teacher
7 Delta Form Tutor
Cambridge Exams Sub-centre Coordinator

Andrei Mitrea

PE Teacher

Cristina Bumboiu

English Teacher
English Curriculum Leader

Cristina Calacan

Mathematics Teacher
7 Omega Form Tutor

David McColgan

Mathematics Teacher

Felix Dumitrache

History Teacher
9 Alfa Form Tutor

Ioana Dumitrescu

Drama Teacher

Ioana Slav

Romanian Language and Literature Teacher
6 Delta Form Tutor

Ionel Vodă

PE Teacher
PE Curriculum Leader

Israel Rodriquez

Spanish language teacher

Jennifer Taylor

Head of Science

Joshua Norris

English Language Teacher

Joy Săftoiu

Science Teacher

Julie Neish

Drama Teacher

Laura Băjenaru

Science Teacher

Livia Forțan

Spanish Language Teacher
10 Omega Form Tutor

Manuela Nae

Compliance Director
Physics teacher

Mihaela Stancu

Romanian Curriculum Leader
Romanian Language & Literature Teacher
PBL Teacher

Oana Asaftei

Romanian Language Teacher
8 Alfa Form Tutor

Octavia Paul

Leader of Modern Foreign Languages
French Teacher
6 Alfa Form Tutor