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Middle Years Programme

 

 

HIS MYP students become confident collaborators

Students in Grades 6-10 at Hangzhou International School follow the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP). For our students, this rigorous and wholistic approach is ideal preparation for the Diploma Programme, as it develops the knowledge and skills that will be essential for success in their final years at school. Teachers plan their units of work around the Key and Related Concepts and make connections to Global Contexts in order to ensure that student leaning is wide ranging, conceptual, integrated, and highly relevant. Inquiry questions guide the units to ensure that students are not simply fed information but learn to seek out answers for themselves. Our students learn skills and strategies in self-management, critical thinking, communicating, research, and collaborating throughout the curriculum at HIS and in lessons specially designed to develop these Approaches to Learning.

HIS Middle Years students become confident collaborators and communicators during their time with us, with ample opportunities for performance, community service, leadership, and project-based learning, both in and out of lessons.

 

To read more about the IB Middle Years Programme click here.

Our Middle School Team

Dominique Bull

Dominique Bull

Titles: Upper School ESOL & Learning Support
Emer Cordoba

Emer Cordoba

Titles: Music
Kellys Dominguez

Kellys Dominguez

Titles: Spanish Language B
Chris Dougherty

Chris Dougherty

Titles: Mathematics, Science
Paul Edwards

Paul Edwards

Titles: Chinese Language B, Social Studies
Aaron Foster

Aaron Foster

Titles: Science
Katie Foster

Katie Foster

Titles: Upper School ESOL & Learning Support, Upper School Student Support Services Coordinator
Richard Hobson

Richard Hobson

Titles: English Language and Literature
Nichola Hollingsworth

Nichola Hollingsworth

Titles: Physical & Health Education
Rhiannon Johnson

Rhiannon Johnson

Titles: Visual Arts, Design
Kyle Kresge

Kyle Kresge

Titles: Music
Justine Kushner

Justine Kushner

Titles: Science
Matthew Kushner

Matthew Kushner

Titles: Mathematics
Lily Lin

Lily Lin

Titles: Chinese Language & Literature
Janet McGifford

Janet McGifford

Titles: Visual Arts
Filipe Nogueira

Filipe Nogueira

Titles: Director of Athletics and Activities, Upper School PE
Daniel Spinks

Daniel Spinks

Titles: Psychology
Terry Strombeck

Terry Strombeck

Titles: Social Studies
Jenny Wang

Jenny Wang

Titles: Chinese Language & Literature
John Willoughby

John Willoughby

Titles: Mathematics
Kylie Willoughby

Kylie Willoughby

Titles: Speech & Language Therapist, ESOL