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Middle Years Programme (Ages 11-16)

The Secondary School at KIS


Welcome to the Secondary School at KIS International School. The development of the “whole” person within an environment which encourages students to become independent lifelong learners is a key aim of the KIS Mission Statement. Secondary School students have the unique opportunity to learn about themselves as individuals and their role in the greater world around them, while the uniqueness of each student challenges them to strive for personal excellence and take responsibility for their learning. 

The Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP), and the Career-related Programme (CP) are the central components of our Secondary School program which provide varied and challenging opportunities for students in grades 6-12. We welcome your interest in the Secondary School!

What is the Middle Years Programme (MYP)

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The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a comprehensive curriculum framework of academic challenge and life skills appropriate for 11-16 year-olds (Grade 6 - Grade 10). The MYP is designed to foster students' independence and responsibility and to develop internationally minded attitudes while encouraging creativity, cooperation, and compassion for others. Learning activities cultivate a hands-on approach to learning with the aim of balancing intellectual challenge with joy of learning.

Like all IB programmes, the MYP, in its aim to encourage holistic learning, emphasizes understanding concepts, mastering skills and developing attitudes as well as learning knowledge. These are all tools designed to help students be successful in our global society, as well as providing a sound foundation for learning in their senior high school years and beyond.

Programme Specifics

The MYP at KIS International School is delivered through units of work within 8 subject groups. The length of each unit may vary from 4 weeks to 10 weeks. Units of work are planned collaboratively, with the aim being to authentically link the subject material to the global contexts and to the following key concepts:

Aesthetics, Change, Communication, Communities, Connections, Creativity, Culture, Development, Form, Global Interaction, Identity, Logic, Perspective, Relationships, Systems, Time, place, and space.

The 8 Subjects groups offered at KIS are:

  • Language and Literature
  • Individuals and Societies
  • Mathematics
  • Design
  • Arts (Visual Arts, Theater, and Music)
  • Sciences
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Language Acquisition

The IB Learner Profile

The IB learner profile is the International Baccalaureate (IB) mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century.

The learner profile runs across all IB programmes. It promotes attitudes and characteristics in students that develop international-mindedness. The profile aims to develop learners who are Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced, and Reflective. Through the development of these attributes, students are encouraged to recognize their common humanity and shared guardianship and to help create a better and more peaceful world.

The learner profile provides a long-term vision for education and is a set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of the entire school community-students, teachers, administrators and parents, uniting them for a common purpose.

Apply Learning to Real Life Context

The MYP aims to authentically link learning to real-life contexts through the Global Contexts:

  • Identities and relationships

  • Personal and cultural identity

  • Orientations in space and time

  • Scientific and technical innovation

  • Fairness and development

  • Globalization and sustainability