Middle Years Programme
The insight and understanding to meet the challenges of increasingly independent learning
Da Vinci is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP). This school is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education – that we believe is important for our students.
Students in Middle Years Programme have the advantage of being taught by specialist subject teachers in their home classroom or in our specialist facilities such as the Art studio and the Science and IT labs.
This approach provides the students with a smooth transition from the Primary Years Programme to the more independent nature of the Diploma Programme, by significantly improving their individual learning and organisational skills, reinforced by dedicated study skills and careers programmes.
Each class has a form tutor who has a pastoral role and also maintains a careful overview of each student’s progress and well-being.
At Da Vinci, we place a strong emphasis on language learning. Across Middle Years Programme, both Dutch and French are taught at levels ranging from beginners to proficient.
Much attention is paid to ensuring that all children are well prepared for the Diploma Programme and that they receive the education that is best suited to their level of ability.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorisation will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit https://www.ibo.org/.
The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a challenging, engaging, internationally-minded, concept-focused curriculum and is taught in grades 6 to 10 in the Secondary School.
The MYP consists of eight subject groups
Cultural trips to Belgium’s major cities and other destinations extend our students’ field of discovery and offer the valuable insight that Belgium is a part of a wider Europe. Physical challenges are offered through our annual Sports Day and optional Ski Trip. Students also enjoy an annual residential field trip which offers an exciting mix of educational and recreational activities.
Both informal and formal assessments are carried out regularly throughout the school year with exams taken at the end of each semester. Parents are always kept up to date about their child’s progress through progress updates, end-of-semester reports and parent-teacher meetings.