The middle school years (grades 6 - 8) are a time for increased independence in learning. Our challenging and creative program helps students develop skills and understandings needed to meet the demands of high school while continuing to inspire a thirst for learning. The IB Middle Years Program (MYP) provides an academic framework that encourages them to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, and to become critical and reflective thinkers. This is complemented by abundant activities offerings and a strong emphasis on student wellbeing.
We are conscious of how rapidly technology is changing our world and as such it is vital our students are exposed to what is current and become adept at using the latest tools for learning. Every student is equipped with his or her own laptop computer and teachers integrate a wide range of applications in the teaching and learning process. We are confident that our Connected Learning Community will help ensure that students are well prepared for their futures.
The middle school years are also a time when children are exploring who they are and where they fit into the scheme of things. They want to increase the level of independence in their own decision-making. Our task as educators, in partnership with parents, is to guide them along this road with both patience and understanding. To this end, we also believe that a commitment to service is vitally important. It not only helps students to think about other communities, but provides them with opportunities to develop leadership skills.
Beyond the Classroom
We offer a wide array of clubs and activities, ranging from sports to music and drama, service, student government and much more.
Every student at YIS does amazing things - inside and outside of the classroom - and has achievements worth celebrating. They all grow as learners, they all have subjects they love, and all have activities they are passionate about. At YIS, we believe every student deserves celebration of their learning. With this in mind, and to stay true to our mission and values, as of the 2018-19 school year we no longer give out academic, sports, or extracurricular awards.
Nevertheless, we recognize that awards given out in previous years are meaningful to the recipients. Click here to view past award recipients.