MIDDLE SCHOOL

“We work hard so that our students bloom into best flowers this world will ever have”

Caledonian International school is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme ) and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy-a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high-quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

The IB Middle Years Programme at a glance

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is an educational framework that encourages students aged 11 to 16 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. At a time when students are establishing their identity and building self-esteem, the
MYP is uniquely designed to offer a well-rounded education and help students achieve success in school and in life.

Flexible framework

The programme’s flexible curriculum is compatible with national systems of education and able to meet local, district, provincial, state and national requirements. The five-year programme is offered by various types of schools around the world, including state-supported schools, independent schools and private international schools. It can be implemented in a partnership between schools, or in several abbreviated (two, three or four year) formats.

Inquiry-based, concept-driven curriculum

The MYP ensures breadth and depth of understanding through study in eight subject groups (language acquisition, language and literature, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical and health education, and design). Addressing the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students holistically, the MYP prepares them to take principled action by participating in service within the community and requiring study of at least two languages (language of instruction and additional language of choice) to support the understanding of their own cultures and those of others.
MYP students also engage with big ideas, rather than simply memorizing facts in order to prepare for exams. As a result, they develop learning skills that they can rely on throughout the course of their independent, purpose-driven lives.

Innovative assessments

Today’s students are increasingly digitally aware and engaged with technology. To meet their needs, the MYP offers a range of innovative eAssessments (external assessments) that go beyond traditional examinations. MYP eAssessments focus on conceptual understanding and the ability to apply knowledge in complex, unfamiliar situations. MYP eAssessment helps schools make robust and reliable judgments about students’ development as global learners, their ability to transfer understanding to unfamiliar situations, and their capacity to connect academic study with the world beyond the classroom.