Meaningful one-on-one relationships are a cornerstone of LGSi’s middle school experience.
In small classes, with close guidance from teachers, students develop self-confidence, practice using multiple perspectives, work cooperatively and find joy in their own learning.
Starting in sixth grade, the daily schedule moves from a homeroom-based structure to one that is organized by academic disciplines, allowing students to grow age-appropriately in independence and responsibility.
LGSi’s middle school offers a challenging academic curriculum tailored to the needs of young adolescents. Students study humanities, math, science, modern language, health, art, music and physical education, in a dynamic, intensive and developmentally appropriate program.
In their classes, students are challenged to read, write, speak, and think both logically and critically and to gain increasing responsibility for their success in the classroom. Class discussions, organizational skills and independent research are central to the curriculum. Technology, math and science are critical components of each day.
LGSi are academically strong, well-rounded citizens and critical thinkers who are able to engage cross-culturally and productively in their communities and the world.
Middle Years Programme Coordinator
The LGSi Middle Year Programme (MYP) is currently offered for students aged 11-14 years (MYP Year 1-2-3) as part of an integrated curriculum that builds upon the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and prepares students to meet the academic challenges of the IB Diploma Programme (DP).
The MYP at LGSi offers the students an opportunity ‘to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers’ by encouraging students to make connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and in life.
The MYP students are engaged in a challenging and enriching educational environment, ensuring that they master basic skills, develop the ability to analyze, think critically and develop self-discipline and good work habits.
The programme fosters to help the students become more aware of their thought processes and learning styles, teaching them how to become better learners who can make connections of what they have learned in with the real world.
Along with basic education there is a service component linked to the educational requirements of the programme. This helps the students become more aware of the needs of others around them and nurtures the development of well-rounded, caring individuals, who deem it necessary not only to care about their community but also their surroundings.
The MYP comprises eight subject groups:
Language and literature
Individuals and societies
Physical and health education