Middle & High School
- At Westhill the middle school and high school programs are designed for students in grades 6 - 12. Leaners develop their breadth and depth of knowledge and are encouraged to flourish physically, emotionally, and ethically.
- By implementing a broad and balanced educational curriculum, all students are able to reach their potential. Through the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) and Diploma Program (DP) students learn how to learn by developing critical thinking skills. Learners are encouraged to take action, and act responsibly in a rapidly changing, globalized world.
- The secondary program is offered exclusively at our Santa Fe campus.
- The Middle Years Program (MYP) is a five-year program of study that puts the student at the center of learning. They are drawing connections between all subject areas with learning explicitly linked to the world around them. Multilingualism is developed through English, Spanish, and French. A variety of formal and informal assessments are used to inform teaching and learning. The Personal Project is the culminating activity of the MYP. It is a student-cantered, extended inquiry, which allows students to demonstrate and solidify their interdisciplinary knowledge and skills.
- Students receive instruction in eight subjects throughout the MYP:
- • Language and literature
• Language acquisition
• Individuals and societies
• Physical and health education
- We offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (DP) for learners in grades 11 - 12. The DP is an assessed program respected by leading universities across the globe. Research has shown that DP students are better prepared than their peers to cope with demanding workloads, manage their time, and meet the expectations placed on them. Analysis of DP students in Canada, the UK and the USA found that the DP’s extended essay improves students’ approach to learning in higher education. Throughout the DP, students develop excellent breadth and depth of subject knowledge, and explore the nature of knowledge through the program’s unique theory of knowledge course.
- Students choose a subject from each of the following 6 groups: Language A, Second Language, Individuals and Societies, Experimental Sciences, Mathematics and the Arts.
- DP learners are required to fulfil three core requirements:
- The Extended Essay
Students engage in independent research through an in-depth study relating to either one of the subjects they are studying or another one from a wide range of choices.
- Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
Students reflect on the nature of knowledge by examining different ways of knowing (perception, emotion, language and reason) and different kinds of knowledge (scientific, artistic, mathematical and historical).
- Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS)
Students actively participate in a variety of community projects and develop skills such as collaboration, problem solving and decision making. CAS requires students to explore their creative thinking and take part in an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student
- MYP Coordinator: Elisabeht Taboada firstname.lastname@example.org
DP Coordinator: Sandra Flores email@example.com