“The only source of knowledge is experience.”
Consistent with the philosophy of the International Baccalaureate, BIS curriculum for students in the middle years builds on inquiry skills from the Primary Years Program while cultivating the critical thinking skills necessary for the Diploma Program. Designed for students aged 11-16 (Grades 6 – 10), our program facilitates inquiries into what it means to be internationally-minded, framing a curriculum that promotes multilingualism, intercultural understanding, and global engagement.
Core subjects in the Middle Years include English, Individuals and Societies, Science, Mathematics, Physical Education and Indonesian Studies. Electives include the additional language options of Chinese, French and Indonesian, as well as Design, Visual Arts, Film, Music, and Drama. Our program encourages explorations of our common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, and teaches students to collaborate, to communicate and to question. Our teachers place as much value in the “Why” of learning as in the “What” through a living curriculum that is relevant to the world outside of school.