Self-Awareness and Connections
Middle school students are in an important phase of personal and intellectual development. Where the PYP encourages children to explore the world around them, the MYP builds on this by focusing on connections. Many lifelong characteristics and patterns are solidified in these years, and we want students to be strong and healthy learners.
TCIS programs provide guided opportunities for introspection and self-discovery. As students begin to understand their strengths, weaknesses, and goals, their learning becomes deep and personally relevant.
The idea of connections becomes a constant theme for students. They learn how knowledge connects and transfers among subjects, but also how they connect with the idea of community. Students evaluate and engage with what they can contribute to the various communities in which they live. Intercultural awareness is also a prime focus. Children learn to appreciate the richness of cultures around the world as well as their home culture. It is important to us that students develop a healthy and positive system of personal values that will guide them as thoughtful contributing members of both local and global communities.