Middle School | Ages 11 - 14
Welcome to ISB Middle School
ISB is a vibrant, student-centered community. In our Middle School, we embrace our Mission and the transitional milestones of the middle years to ensure we ignite a passion for learning, provide a supportive environment, and foster learner agency and wellbeing. Through our programs and activities, we hope to inspire joy, passion and compassion. We believe strongly in community partnerships and working together in service of our students who lie at the heart of all we do. We encourage our students to explore the myriad of opportunities presented, pursue academic excellence, and adopt a mindset of kindness and compassion.
Tara Waudby, Middle School Principal
The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is offered to all Grade 6 to 10 students at ISB. The MYP is an ambitious programme combining academic rigour and challenge while preparing students for the demands of an ever-changing world. The MYP aims to help students develop their personal understanding, their emerging sense of self and responsibility in their community.
The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement - essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.
MYP Subjects and Interdisciplinary Learning
In the Middle Years Programme (MYP), interdisciplinary learning supports students to understand bodies of knowledge from two or more disciplines or subject groups, in order to integrate them and create new understanding.
Students demonstrate interdisciplinary understanding when they bring together concepts, methods, or forms of communication from two or more disciplines or established areas of expertise so that they can explain a phenomenon, solve a problem, create a product, or raise a new question in ways that would have been unlikely through a single discipline.
The Middle Years Programme is comprised of eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents.
Meaningful participation in Service is a requirement for all students in Grade 6 - 10. Students are encouraged to make connections between what they learn in the classroom and what they see happening in the outside world.Service encourages responsible citizenship. It seeks to deepen the students’ knowledge and understanding of the world around them to allow students to be more knowledgeable, open-minded and confident.
As students mature, Service activities should go ‘beyond doing for others to engaging with others in a shared commitment towards the common good. Meaningful Service requires understanding of an underlying issue such as poverty, literacy or pollution’, identifying where the need lies and interacting with the relevant community to determine the best action.
Middle School - Fiechten Campus
Facilities, school hours, drop-off and pick-up times, and directions.