Curriculum

We have developed the middle school curriculum at YIS with several themes guiding its construction:

  • The program acts as a bridge, drawing upon the students’ experiences from the inquiry-based Primary Years Program of the elementary school, yet providing the content and concepts required for starting high school;
  • The program provides balance across the disciplines;
  • The program provides opportunities for intercultural awareness and also for developing a strong sense of self-awareness;
  • The program draws upon current brain-research and adopt the pedagogical approach appropriate for the age.

Detailed course information, including aims and objectives, skills, assessment and specific course descriptions, may be accessed through the links at the left.

Subjects and Academic Cycle

The middle school operates on a 10-day academic cycle. A breakdown of subjects and the number of class periods per 10-day cycle is shown in the following table:

SubjectGrade 6Grade 7Grade 8
Music444
Drama444
Visual Arts444
English101010
Modern Languages or EAL688
Humanities1099
Japanese888
Mathematics101010
Physical Education888
Science1099
Technology444
Tutor Period222
TOTAL808080
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