On Sunday, January 15, 20 ISP community members, including teachers, students and families, met at La Chapelle to help the city's refugees.
Middle Years Programme (Grades 6-10)
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) is a purpose-built five-year program for students aged 11-16, and is delivered in international schools worldwide. The philosophy and objectives of the MYP reflect those of the school, and is a program which ensures that our students have excellent preparation for the IB Diploma Programme which they follow in Grades 11 and 12.
We have been using the IB MYP framework at the International School of Paris since September 2001, building upon the skills and learning developed in the IB Primary Years Programme. It connects classroom pedagogical practices and content to the wider world through the Global Contexts and the Learner Profile.
- emphasizes Holistic Learning.
- emphasizes Intercultural Awareness and Communication.
- is student-centered.
The IB MYP should expose students to as many different subjects, skills and experiences as possible so that students will learn to see knowledge as an interrelated whole. Students should have the opportunity to show their various strengths while being rewarded for them and gaining a sense of personal achievement.
The IB goal is to provide students with the values and opportunities that will enable them to develop sound judgments, make wise choices and respect others in the global community.
MYP at ISP
The MYP is designed for our community.
Service as Action is a part of the curriculum.
The MYP programme culminates in a Personal Project in Grade 10.
The MYP is based on inter-disciplinary learning - building understanding across subjects.
The Personal and Social Education Programme is an incremental part of learning.
Our assessment is focused on learning, and recognizes individual learning styles.
We have a strong emphasis on language learning, through our extensive Mother Tongue Programme, the possibility of studying three languages within the curriculum, and support for French language and culture.
As a city center school, we are lucky to be able to use Paris as our classroom, and also use different locations in France for longer curricular field trips.
ISP's Secondary School was paid a visit by Erik Solheim, Head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and parent to two ISP students, to talk about African development and the peace making process.
EAL students in Grade 6 and 7 recently completed the Love in a Box community project, where an empty shoe box is transformed into a thoughtful gift for a child, who may not otherwise receive a gift this Christmas.
Director of Interpreation and Visitor Services for the American Battle Monuments Commission in Paris speaks to ISP's Grade 9 students about technological advances during World War 1.
The first real recycling program at ISP has been launched by the members of Eco Ecole! The Eco Ecole ambassadors are doing their best to raise awareness about the recycling program in the school community.
Inspired by the now Nobel Prize winning lyrics of Bob Dylan, ISP's Grade 7 students were tasked with writing their protest poetry. Joseph and Rati share their work with us.
Grade 6 went on a journey back in time to explore the Roman ruins and sites of the Left Bank. A cold and misty Paris morning didn't stop the intrepid students setting out to explore their city's history.
The International School of Paris is marking the anniversary of the November 13 attacks in Paris one year ago.
What do Grade 10 students learn at school all day? We followed some Grade 10 students during their lessons over the course of the day to find out what a day in their life at ISP looks like.
Grade 8 and 9 students participated in a cultural exchange with French seniors to celebrate "La Semaine Bleue".