The way we teach

Cambridge Assessment International Education

The Cambridge Lower Secondary Curriculum is designed for learners aged 11 to 14. It prepares students for the next step of their education, providing a clear path as they progress through the Cambridge Pathways.

Subjects included as part of the Lower Secondary Curriculum at IPS are:

  • English Language Arts
  • English as a Second Language
  • Math
  • Science & STEM activities
  • Social Studies:
    • World History and
    • World Geography
  • Global Perspectives
  • Art & Design
  • Music Theory and Practice

Polish Ministry of Education

In addition to the International Curriculums, IPS is the only school in Wroclaw that offers the Polish National Curriculum/PSl, established by the Ministry of Education for all Polish students. The PSI Curriculum includes Polish Language Arts, Polish History and Geography, Polish as a Second Language, and the option to have Catholic Religion, as part of our afternoon extracurricular courses. IPS also teaches English as a Second Language in conjunction with the Cambridge ESL program.

Athletics

IPS Students enjoy taking part in a robust Physical Education program which combines elements of Gymnastics, Judo, KidsFit, and Team sports.

  • Judo, combines physical activity, self-defence skills, and discipline. Judo is an excellent sport for making children more physically healthy, mentally well, and building confidence, self-esteem, and respect for others
  • Kids Fit – best workout program for young learners
  • Team sports – basketball, football, volleyball, etc.
  • Athletics and gymnastics program

PSL

In addition to the International Curriculums, IPS is the only school in Wroclaw that offers the Polish National Curriculum/PSl, established by the Polish Ministry of Education for all students in the country. The PSI Curriculum includes Polish Language Arts, Polish History and Geography, Polish as a Second Language, and the option to have Catholic Religion, as part of our afternoon extracurricular courses. IPS also teaches English as a Second Language in conjunction with the Cambridge ESL program.

Assessment

Lower Secondary students are assessed via innovative, formative, and summative assessments based on percentages as well as Cambridge Progression Tests. Two exam series are given to IPS Students at the end of Grade 8. Pupils at IPS are tested by both the Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoints and Polish National Exams. Homework is given to Students both on an individualized need basis and as part of the reading and spelling program.

Gifted and Talented

We offer a Gifted and Talented program for students that need additional academic challenges in the areas of English, Math, and STEM.

Academic Support

We provide an Academic Support Program designed to give additional assistance to students struggling in English, Math or STEM subjects.

Mindfulness

IPS encourages Mindfulness, which creates balance through a gentle, nurturing lens by striving to maintain awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment.

Academic Events

IPS holds an annual Spelling Bee and offers opportunities for Lower Secondary pupils to participate in IPS Literature challenges, including poetry club and book club, IPS Science Fair, and Oxford Style Debates.

E-Learning

IPS is the only fully integrated school in Wroclaw offering real time options for Students at home via our Online Classrooms. Using the IPS Online Backpack, Google Classroom, and the IPS Student Calendar, we allow for complete access for students who stay at home. Extracurricular Music School Students also enjoy options for remote learning.

IPS After-School Clubs

IPS is proud to offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities. They include foreign language classes in Spanish, German, and French, Sports Clubs for football, basketball, acrobatics, dance, cheerleading, and yoga, Chess & Logic Games, Science Club, Arts & Design Clubs, and individual instrumental and voice instruction at our in-house Music School.

Communication

Effective communication is one of our highest priorities at IPS

We use a suite of online applications, hold online office hours, Parent/Teacher Conferences, and offer individual consultations to ensure that children and parents are provided with any support they may need.