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Middle Years

Middle Years

 

The Middle Years comprises Grades 6-8 and has about 120 students.

During these years, students move from the multidisciplinary classrooms of the Early Years and begin to focus on individual subjects taught by specialist teachers.

 

We believe that the programme in the Middle Years should addresses all facets of student growth, and in doing so provides the foundations for students to successfully mature into lifelong learners. As such, our approach includes carefully designed learning experiences that extend well beyond the purely academic sphere; to development in our students a profound sense of self, healthy interpersonal relationships, a deep sense of global citizenship, and the skills to survive and thrive in today’s world.

 

Woodstock School is a Candidate School* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Woodstock School believes is important for our students. Since July 2017, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) has formed the curriculum for Grades 6-8. The MYP Programme Curriculum covers a wide range of subject areas, from language and literature and mathematics, to design and science. Click here to find out more about the MYP Programme Curriculum, including an overview of each subject and detailed assessment criteria for Years 1-3.

 

Middle Years is also a key period during which students develop their personal identity. Our Middle Years educators demonstrate a deep commitment to the social and emotional well-being of the young people in their care. Our Head of Middle Years takes the lead in pastoral care, monitoring individual progress and supporting student development. Alongside this students are supported by a group of Advisors – faculty members responsible for groups of eight to twelve students. Apart from regular weekly meetings, Advisor Groups get together socially once or twice a semester in order to help foster positive relationships between students and staff.

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