Middle School (Grades 7 - 8)
The Middle School at Richland Academy starts at Grade 7 and is taught through the framework of the IB’s Middle Years Programme. With our students reaching an age where they yearn for more self-autonomy in their lives, at Richland Academy, they are given more opportunities to participate in unique leadership roles. We aim to help students develop their personal understanding, their emerging sense of self, and responsibility in their community.
IB Middle Years Program (MYP)
The MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. It comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents.
The MYP requires at least 50 hours of teaching time for each subject group, in each year of the programme. In the final two years of the programme, carefully-defined subject group flexibility allows students to meet local requirements and personal learning goals.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) comprises eight subject groups:
- Language acquisition.
- Language and literature.
- Individuals and societies.
- Physical and health education.