Academics and Arts
With opportunities to earn high school credit(s), Corbett Prep's academics align with the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) and are flexibly designed to meet individual needs.
The International Baccalaureate Programme provides a framework that encourages students to embrace and understand connections between academic subjects and the real world as well as to become critical and reflective thinkers.
IB's Middle Years Programme includes eight subject groups:
- Language acquisition
- Language and literature
- Individuals and societies
- Physical and health education
IB values action and service, prompting students to think about how they can make a positive difference in the greater community. Read more about the Community Project all eighth graders complete as the culmination to the MYP experience.
"MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning. The programme empowers students to inquire into 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."
Core academic classes, numerous clubs and electives, regular physical activity and a Fine Arts Wheel make up an academic program that allows students to challenge themselves, pursue in-depth study and cultivate their talents.
Teachers continuously invest time and energy into training and refining skills to develop lessons that appeal to different learning styles. Students learn executive functioning skills to improve their time management, organization and study habits as they prepare for high school.
Instruction is aligned with National Subject Area Benchmarks, State Standards and C.C.S.S. standards for each subject. A variety of resources and strategies designed to integrate learning and behavioral styles are used to master these standards and concepts.
Art, music, drama are part of the core curriculum at Corbett Prep, and these courses are part of a rotation that changes each trimester of the Middle School student's schedule. To further pursue interests and develop their talents in art, music, and drama, students may choose from arts-related Electives and Clubs .