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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

Philip Bistretzan

Philip Bistretzan

Titles: Science
Danielle Bowers

Danielle Bowers

Titles: English Language and Literature
Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

Titles: Design
Suzanne Brown

Suzanne Brown

Titles: English Language & Literature
Dominique Bull-Beddows

Dominique Bull-Beddows

Titles: Upper School ESOL & Learning Support
Marisa Confait

Marisa Confait

Titles: English Language and Literature
Emer Cordoba

Emer Cordoba

Titles: Music
Matthew Cushman

Matthew Cushman

Titles: Physical & Health Education
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
Alex Goh

Alex Goh

Titles: Social Studies
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
Simon Lamplugh

Simon Lamplugh

Titles: Mathematics
Lily Lin

Lily Lin

Titles: Chinese Language & Literature
Patricia Long

Patricia Long

Titles: Upper School Co-Principal (MYP)
Janet McGifford

Janet McGifford

Titles: Visual Arts
Filipe Nogueira

Filipe Nogueira

Titles: Director of Athletics and Activities, Upper School PE
Chaddwick Plotz

Chaddwick Plotz

Titles: Social Studies
Daniel Spinks

Daniel Spinks

Titles: Psychology
Natalie Stowell

Natalie Stowell

Titles: English Language B
Terry Strombeck

Terry Strombeck

Titles: Social Studies
Jenny Wang

Jenny Wang

Titles: Chinese Language & Literature
Vivian Wang

Vivian Wang

Titles: Assistant Aquatics Coordinator, Aquatics Teacher
John Willoughby

John Willoughby

Titles: Mathematics
Kylie Willoughby

Kylie Willoughby

Titles: Speech & Language Therapist, ESOL
Yoyo Zhang

Yoyo Zhang

Titles: Chinese Language & Literature, Asia College Counselor
Amber Zhu

Amber Zhu

Titles: Chinese Language & Literature