The Middle School students at Lancers have a safe place to enhance their sense of curiosity about the subjects they are learning in class and about the world in general. The Middle Years Programme empowers students to inquire about a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers.
A key component of the middle school is personality development, with teachers regularly engaging with students in order to enhance their emotional intelligence. Discussions around, how to be a better friend or how to deal with negative emotions, is what helps our students become better at stating their emotional needs and understanding the needs of those around them. Our middle school counsellors are also a vital part of creating a safe, inclusive, and supportive school community at Lancers.
Some of the core middle school academic subjects such as English, Social Studies, Math, Science, Physical Education include project-based learning to provide real-world experiences to our students, in order for them to use their critical thinking skills and gain new learning in the process. Elective courses such as Tech, Drama, Music and Art are a way of allowing our students to develop other interests and hobbies.
Middle school opportunities for leadership are provided to aid in developing a sense of responsibility for the school community in general. Our Week Without Walls Programme allows our students to gain experiences beyond what they can learn at school, and offers them a valuable opportunity to build positive relationships with their peers and teachers by engaging in unique challenges and opportunities outside of the classroom.
Our objective in the Middle School is to develop the skills and characteristics necessary for success in high school and beyond.
MYP/ IGCSE Coordinator
Development & Communication Coordinator
- Become lifelong learners – develop academic mindsets
- Engage in productive behaviors such as setting and meeting goals
- Work collaboratively
- Identify problems and create solutions
- Respect differences among peers
- Discover independence in thinking and action
- Small, engaged learning communities
- Increased metacognition
- Culturally and developmentally appropriate curriculum, emotionally meaningful
- Provide analytic electives and activities to help students discover interests and capabilities
- Provide core curriculum classes that integrate learning across various disciplines