We believe that learning should be worthwhile and rewarding. We encourage students to take the initiative, seek knowledge, and think independently through inquiry. We motivate all to embrace critical thinking as a means to achieve academic excellence.
The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) emphasises intellectual challenge, encouraging students ages 11-16 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.
About the Programme
The ACS Middle School curriculum is based on the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and focuses on developing young people through holistic learning, effective communication and global-mindedness. Students study with specialist teachers and gain knowledge across the following disciplines:
- Language and literature (English)
- Language acquisition (French or Spanish)
- Sciences (incorporating all scientific disciplines)
- Individuals and societies (incorporating history and geography)
- Arts (drama, music and the visual arts)
- Design (incorporating product and digital design)
- Physical and health education
The IB MYP develops each student in his or her entirety. As such, throughout Middle School, our learners engage in courses and activities that enhance personal wellbeing, promote social consciousness and support service within the community.
IB Middle Years Programme
As an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, we know students are best able to increase their critical thinking and independence through guided inquiry and astute observation.
By integrating core subjects we enable students to make links between different areas of knowledge that spark the very heart of their imagination.
We encourage and support each student to incorporate their own experiences and knowledge into new materials and ideas. Our expert teachers and staff guide all to enhance their intellectual, physical, and emotional skills through active engagement and empowerment. Students quickly become the driving force behind their own learning journey.
IB Middle Years Programme (IBMYP)
The IBMYP is specifically designed to inspire and support students at a time when they need to develop effective working habits, self-confidence and a thorough understanding of each of their subject areas.
Vision & Values
In defining our Vision we have distilled the many ideas, feelings and voices that make up our international community.