International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme
In Middle School, we offer a balanced, holistic education based on the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) and best practices in international schools. We personalize learning to develop young learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged.
The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge and encourages learners to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and in life. The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally-minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning. The program empowers learners to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers.
Learn more about IB here.
The MYP comprises eight subject groups, offered in different languages. At Green Hills Academy, we offer the eight subjects in the languages indicated below:
- Language and literature: Offered in English in the English program, in French in the 50/50 Program, and in Kinyarwanda in both programs.
- Language acquisition: French, Kinyarwanda, German or Mandarin are offered as electives in the English program, while English, Kinyarwanda, German or Mandarin are offered in the 50/50 program.
- Individuals and societies: Offered in English in the English program, and in French in the 50/50 program.
- Mathematics: Offered in English in the English program, and in French in the 50/50 program.
- Sciences: Offered in English in both programs.
- Arts: Offered in English in both programs.
- Physical and health education: Offered in English in both programs.
- Design: Offered in English in both programs
Community Service Projects
Learners in Middle School participate in community projects that provide important opportunities to collaborate and engage in service learning. The projects are learner-centred and age-appropriate, enabling learners to engage in practical explorations through a cycle of inquiry, action and reflection.The aims of the community projects are to encourage and enable learners to:
- Participate in a sustained, self-directed inquiry within a global context
- Generate creative new insights and develop deeper understandings through in-depth investigation
- Demonstrate the skills, attitudes and knowledge required to complete a project over an extended period of time
- Communicate effectively in a variety of situations
- Demonstrate responsible action through, or as a result of, learning
- Appreciate the process of learning and take pride in their accomplishments