Middle Years & High School

11 to 16 years old

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere”

Chinese proverb

International Baccalaureate®

The IB Middle Years Programme®

The MYP is a five-year, challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.

MIDDLE YEARS Grade 6 11 to 12 years old
Grade 7 12 to 13 years old
Grade 8 13 to 14 years old

At the end of Grade 8, native or bilingual Italian students may sit the esame di stato di 1° livello (terza media). Specific teaching sessions are organised throughout the study path.

HIGH SCHOOL Grade 9 14 to 15 years old
Grade 10 15 to 16 years old

At the end of Grade 10, students carry out a Personal Project subject to external evaluation by the IB®. Access to the final two high-school years (IB Diploma Programme®) is given to those students who have successfully completed the MYP or the third year of an Italian high school.

Teaching & Learning

MYP teaching & learning are underpinned by the following concepts:

1 - IB Learner Profile

The attributes of global value are Inquirers, Knowledgable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced, Reflective.

2 - Approaches to Learning Skills (ATLs)

The ATLs are a set of lifelong learning skills that support the development of the learner’s agency, goals, and mindset. They are categorised into five interrelated areas that include:

  • Thinking skills
  • Social skills
  • Communication skills
  • Self-management skills
  • Research skills
3 - Global Issues

Global Contexts provide a common language to identify specific settings, events or circumstances. They also encourage students to translate knowledge into action by understanding its relevance to real-life situations and issues.

  • Fairness and Development
  • Identities and Relationships
  • Orientation in Space and Time
  • Personal and Cultural Expression
  • Scientific and Technological Innovation
  • Globalisation and Sustainability
4 - Conceptual Learning

Conceptual Learning means that disciplinary knowledge, understanding, and skills are learned to think deeply about big conceptual ideas that can provide insights into our world.

5 - Service as Action

Through Service as Action experiences, students learn the value of community participation and gain a deeper understanding of the issues facing their immediate surroundings.
For this purpose, students need to engage with their local community through community or personal projects, and act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and their environment.

The Curriculum

Eight Subject Groups constitute the MYP framework, providing a broad and balanced educational path. Each Subject Group must cover at least 50 hours of teaching per programme year.
Students may benefit from subject group flexibility in the final two years to meet local requirements and personal learning or sports goals.

WINS’ offer comprises:

Language & Literature

English and Italian



Standard or Extended in the final two years


Visual and Performing

Language Acquisition

German, Spanish, English, Italian

Integrated Sciences

Biology, Chemistry, Physics


Digital and Product Design

Individual & Societies

History, Geography, Global Citizenship

Physical & Health Education

Physical Activity and Health-related Knowledge

WINS Gems & MYP Clubs

Wins Gems is a scheme made up of four Houses bearing the names of four gems, created to promote positive behaviour within a philosophy of teamwork and friendly competition.

MYP students can also actively participate in co-curricular activities aimed at fostering their interests, talents, and transversal skills, contributing to their all-round growth.









World International School of Torino is an International Baccalaureate® World School for the PYP (Primary Years Programme), the MYP (Middle Years Programme) and the DP (Diploma Programme).


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