The educational philosophy of MDIS is based on our belief that all students, with proper instruction and skill development, can achieve at high levels when held to high standards in a supportive educational environment.
We believe that a large influence on a student’s education is not only what they learn but also how they learn. We take an inquiry-based approach to teaching and strive to develop students with strong thinking, social, communication, self-management and research skills.
What is IB?
We strive to develop students who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.
As an accredited International Baccalaureate World School, MDIS aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
Our curriculum is anything but common.
We integrate the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum and STEM specific programs and pathways, including Project Lead the Way (PLTW). IB and PLTW programs aim to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who are motivated to succeed. Our combined curriculum is designed to promote critical thinking, collaboration, and innovation in order to develop the intellectual, emotional, and social skills that students will need to live and work in a globalized world.
For more detailed information visit our Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Programme Pages.
STEM & Technology Integration
Our STEM-based curriculum has been developed taking into account the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), technology standards, disciplinary literacy standards, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and transdisciplinary core content lessons. The curriculum is designed to promote critical thinking, collaboration, and innovation in order to develop the intellectual, emotional and social skills that students will need to live and work in a globalized world.
Sample STEM Courses Offered:
- Biomedical Science
- Molecular Chemistry
- Molecular Biology
- Health Science
- Algebra-based Physics
- Calculus and Trigonometry
- Computer Science
- Graphic and Web Design
MDIS hosts interactive STEM learning opportunities throughout the year for students and families. These STEM workshops provide a hands-on, multi-sensory exploration of STEM content while encouraging risk-taking, collaborative problem-solving, and creative thinking. Facilitators guide workshop participants and MDIS campus tours are available after the workshop.