lsa's West Side Story will transport you to 1950s New York City where two young, idealistic lovers, Tony and Maria, find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.
Our Grade 6 to 10 curriculum follows the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP). In addition to this, the school offers Jewish Studies and International Studies curricula.
The IB MYP is a world-recognised student accreditation. The main premise of the programme is to produce global citizens who are effective communicators and active lifelong learners. The use of the student learner profile allows for the development of self-awareness, self-esteem and self-motivation to promote independent learning. The programme incorporates the use of criteria-based assessments that highlight the strengths of each student.
Each student is graded on a seven point scale, with higher levels indicating a greater mastery of the skills and concepts covered in the subject coursework. The curriculum used has been developed to provide each student with the prerequisite skills and knowledge to allow them a seamless entry into the Diploma Programme. For more information on the IB MYP curriculum and philosophy, please visit this website.