Middle School

The Middle Years Program (MYP) caters to students aged 11-16 years (Grades 6-10), and is part of the International Baccalaureate’s 3-tier program of education, which runs from the Primary Years Program (PYP), through the MYP to the Diploma Program (DP).

The MYP is designed to teach students to become independent learners who can recognize relationships between school subjects and the world outside, adapt to new situations and combine relevant knowledge with practical and social intelligence to solve real-world problems, either alone or with a group. As part of the program, all MYP students study eight subjects shown in the second part of the infographic logo here. 

The program aims to enable students to build upon their spirit of discovery to develop an understanding and enjoyment of the process of learning, acquire knowledge and understanding and recognize the extent to which knowledge is interrelated. They learn to communicate effectively in a variety of ways, and develop a sense of personal and cultural identity with respect for themselves and for others. They also acquire insights into local and global concerns affecting health, the community and the environment, and develop a sense of individual and collective responsibility and citizenship.


The key components of the MYP program are:

  • Students are expected to take responsibility for their own learning, using skills such as time management, self-assessment, etc.

  • All subjects are taught within six “Global Contexts,” which assist students in making connections between curricular subjects and the real world.

  • Students complete a 20 hours of community service requirement each year.

  • A minimum of 50 hours per year is required in each of the 8 subject groups. In addition, a personal project must be completed in grade ten.

  • International mindedness is emphasized through all the different subjects.


We truly believe that KIS is a school the world needs. In keeping with KIS mission statement and KIS Middle School philosophy, Middle School offers:

  • A secure, stable environment with flexibility for individual growth during this transitional period in student life

  • Structured and clear guidelines within which students can find their inner voice and learn to express and exercise freedom responsibly

  • Academically challenging instruction and a team of caring, committed teachers, to prepare students for high school, college and later life

  • Attention to individual student needs, balanced with an emphasis on the value of challenge and fostering of self-reliance as students grow and mature

  • Broad experience of education to equip students to live in a global society, grounded firmly in enquiry, hard work, integrity, respect and reverence