Middle School | Ages 11 - 14
Welcome to Middle School
In our Middle School, we embrace our Mission to ignite a passion for learning, provide a supportive environment, and foster learner agency and wellbeing. Through our programs and activities, we strive to inspire joy, passion and compassion. We believe in community partnerships and working together for our students, who lie at the heart of everything we do. We encourage them to explore opportunities, pursue academic excellence, and adopt a mindset of kindness and compassion.
Tara Waudby, Middle School Principal
“We are Inquirers;
We are Risk Takers;
We are Caring;
We are Principled.”
— ISB Students
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is offered to all Grade 6 to 10 students at International School Basel. The MYP is a rigorous and ambitious, academic programme that prepares students for the demands of a changing world. It helps students develop their personal understanding, sense of self and responsibility in their community.
MYP Subjects and Interdisciplinary Learning
The Middle Years Programme (MYP) provides interdisciplinary learning to students through various integrated subject groups. Students demonstrate interdisciplinary understanding when they bring together concepts, methods, or forms of communication from various disciplines to explain a phenomenon, solve a problem or raise questions in new ways
The Middle Years Programme consists of 8 subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for students aged 12 to 16.
Our Common Agreement
In Middle School, we share common values and beliefs that define the way we interact with each other.
- Values, codes and procedures
Service is a requirement for all students in Grade 6 - 10. They 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 deepens students knowledge and understanding of the world around them and enables them to be more knowledgeable, open-minded and confident.
As students mature, Service activities go beyond “doing for others” to “engaging with others”, in a shared commitment towards the common good. Meaningful Service requires understanding underlying, 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.