Middle School

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Southpointe Academy is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) MYP school. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high-quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

Designed for students aged 11-16, the MYP develops internationally-minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning. The MYP provides a framework of academic challenge and holistic education that enhances the British Columbia curriculum through engaging and personalized learning. The MYP fosters the social, thinking, research, communication and self-management skills that help students learn how to learn in order to succeed in and beyond the classroom.

The academic program includes the eight subject groups of the MYP: Language and Literature (English), Language Acquisition (French/Spanish), Individuals and Societies (Social Studies), Sciences, Mathematics, Design, Physical and Health Ed. and the Arts (Visual Art, Band, Choir, Drama). The MYP culminates in Grade 9 with the community project. The community project provides an opportunity for students to collaborate and pursue service learning. The project encourages and enables students to participate in a self-directed inquiry, generate new insights, demonstrate skills, attitudes and knowledge, communicate effectively, demonstrate responsible action and appreciate the process of learning and take pride in their accomplishments.

For more information on the MYP, please read “What is an IB education” which is available in 9 languages.  The learner profile is also available in 9 languages.

For more information, you are encouraged to contact our MYP Coordinator, Ms Christine Yang.

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