What is the Middle School curriculum?
Richland Academy’s Middle Years program combines the Grade 7 and 8 Ontario Curriculum, enhanced by an inquiry-based learning classroom approach, and best practices from the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program to provide a challenging framework of learning that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.
We encourage our students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. We foster the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement—essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.
Subjects include English Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Visual Art, Performing Arts, Information and Communication Technology and Health and Physical Education
The MYP aims to help students develop their personal understanding, their emerging sense of self and responsibility in their community.
Using global contexts, MYP students develop an understanding of their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet through developmentally appropriate explorations of:
- identities and relationships
- personal and cultural expression
- orientations in space and time
- scientific and technical innovation
- fairness and development
- globalization and sustainability