Welcome to our Middle School
ISHCMC's Middle School is for children ages 11 to 13 years of age and we are proud to offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) international curriculum.
This period is a particularly critical phase of personal and intellectual development and requires a programme that helps students participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly interrelated world. Learning how to learn, how to evaluate information critically, how to develop effective solutions, and how to take responsible action are the central goals of education in these years.
For a good introduction to our Middle School, please see the following video:
The IB Middle Years Programme at ISHCMC
The programme provides a thorough study of various academic disciplines while accentuating their interrelatedness, which teaches students to build connections, transfer knowledge, and develop abstract thought. The interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum is developed through five areas of interaction: approaches to learning, community and service, health and social education, environments, and human ingenuity (homo faber). These areas help students and teachers make connections between disciplines, and apply learning to their global experiences.
The Conceptual Framework of the IBMYP
Holistic Education: The IBMYP is based around traditional school subjects, but rejects the fragmentation that results when people assume that subjects have no relation to each other. Students are encouraged to look at learning in an interdisciplinary way; approaching issues and solving problems with skills, knowledge, and understandings obtained from a variety of subjects and experiences.
Intercultural Awareness: The aim is to show respect for cultural differences while promoting what are seen to be universal human values, thus fostering understanding among young people, enabling future generations to live more peacefully and productively than we do today. Part of the IBO mission is to help students “understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.” This understanding can help students find solutions to that address the issues that result from the inherent differences in our globalized world.
Communication: The IBMYP stresses the importance of clarity of expression, of listening to others, and of appreciating different cultures and ways of thinking. Students are required to learn a second language, and in cases where students are attending school in a language other than their mother tongue, the development of the mother tongue is encouraged and supported in school. Communication between students is encouraged and developed, so that students, rather than the teacher, are the center of the classroom. The enhanced ability to communicate with their peers on academic matters increases student success by bringing students’ social awareness into their learning, and bringing learning into students’ social lives.
IBMYP Certificate and Record of Achievement:
All students participating in Grade 10 at ISHCMC receive an IBMYP Record of Achievement. This is an official record, issued by the IBO and recognized around the world, of subjects taken and the student’s level of achievement in each subject.
For more detailed information on the MIddle School Curriculum, please see the Middle School Curriculum Guide below: