Middle School (6 – 8)

Our middle school program strives to prepare students for the challenges they will encounter throughout the rest of their academic career. St. Thomas the Apostle offers a rigorous curriculum that fosters independence, critical thinking skills, and cooperative learning skill. Combining our Roman Catholic faith with the ideals of an International Baccalaureate school, we offer students the opportunity to lead their education through inquiry, make connections to the real-world, and build a tolerance and compassion for others all over the world. At St. Thomas the Apostle, our classrooms are fueled by advancements in technology, using software and devices such as SMARTBoards©, Synchroneyes©, Criterion© and laptops in every classroom. The middle school program at St. Thomas the Apostle promotes education in the most innovated ways.
MYP Programme (Grades 6th-8th)
The MYP Program provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills for students in middle school. The program offers an educational approach that embraces yet transcends traditional school subjects. It follows naturally the PYP Programme and serves as excellent preparation for the Diploma Programme, which is offered in neighboring high schools. Students at this stage of life are in a particularly critical phase of personal and intellectual development. This is a time of uncertainty, sensitivity, resistance, and questioning. An educational programme needs to provide them with discipline, skills, and challenging standards but also with creativity and flexibility.
The MYP Programme provides a thorough study of various disciplines while accentuating the interrelatedness in them and yet recognizing the importance of each subject. This serves to prepare students for further study in various subjects. The curriculum is made up of five Areas of Interaction that are at its core. These are:
Approaches to Learning
Community Service
Health and Social Education
Environments
Human Ingenuity

The five areas of interaction are then incorporated into the traditional subjects through a conceptual approach of study.