The Middle Years
Year 7 to Year 9
The British International School of New York is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School authorized to deliver the Middle Years Programme.
At BIS-NY we recognize our middle school students are at a crucial period of personal, social, physical and intellectual development. The IB Middle Years Programme ‘MYP’ equips our pupils with highly developed communication skills, deep understanding and a sense of global citizenship; all attributes designed to help each student find a sense of belonging in an ever-changing and increasingly complex and challenging world. Its cohesive curricular framework promotes intellectual challenge, achieved through three key concepts—holistic learning, intercultural awareness and clear communication.
The MYP covers eight traditional areas of learning—English, Maths, Science, Arts, Foreign Languages, Technology and Physical Education and Humanities. These are taught through the five Areas of Interaction, or ‘lenses’ that include community and service, health and social education, human ingenuity or environments. These lenses show how traditional disciplines manifest themselves in the real world, allowing pupils to make meaningful connections in their studies.
Teachers hold advisory sessions to focus pupils’ attention on approaches to learning and to tackle more complicated and sensitive issues that the students may be facing at this time. These sessions encourage independent problem-solving and critical thinking as well as providing for the specific pastoral needs of young adult. In combination, the MYP successfully prepares our pupils to transition to their onward schools with minimum adjustment.
BIS-NY Parent of two students in the MYP