“The only source of knowledge is experience.”
Welcome to the Middle Years at BIS! In this supportive environment, students develop academically as well as find their passions through a wide range of extracurricular and service activities. Our class sizes average 16 students per grade level, so students and teachers know everyone and there is a strong sense of community.
Bandung Independent School was authorised as an MYP school in April 2022, making it the only IB continuum school in Bandung offering the IB Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, and Diploma Programme. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is essential for our students.
The MYP has been designed as a coherent and comprehensive curriculum framework that provides academic challenges and develops the life skills of students from the ages of 11 to 16. These years are a critical period in the development of young people. Success in school is closely related to personal, social, and emotional well-being. At a time when students are establishing their identity and building their self-esteem, the MYP can motivate students and help them to achieve success in school and in life beyond the classroom. The programme allows students to build on their personal strengths and embrace challenges in subjects in which they might not excel. The MYP offers students opportunities to develop their potential, explore their own learning preferences, to take appropriate risks, and reflect on, and develop, a strong sense of personal identity (Source: IBO. “MYP: From Principles to Practice” May 2014).
Students study subjects from the 8 subject groups in the MYP wheel above.
- Language and Literature: Indonesian/ English
- Language Acquisition: Indonesian/ French/ Chinese
- Individuals and Societies: Integrated Humanities
- Science: Integrated Science
- Arts: Visual Arts/ Music
- Physical & Health Education
- Design: Digital/ Fashion/ Robotics
In Grades 9 & 10 students can choose elective subjects from the Art and Design subject groups.