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Mackintosh Academy offers a unique and specialized program for Middle Years students (Grades 7 and 8). We recognize and support the middle grades as a unique developmental stage apart from the primary and high school years. Our small learning community cultivates a safe, stable, and mutually respectful environment which supports the student’s intellectual, ethical, and social growth.

Students at Mackintosh have the opportunity for independent inquiry and learning in cooperation with others. Guided by a faculty experienced with gifted and twice-exceptional students, Middle Years students benefit from the intellectual challenges provided by fellow gifted classmates, a small and supportive community, and the opportunity to proceed at a pace directed by their own intellectual curiosity and interests.

The curriculum provides our students with the academic foundation and skills to continue in any challenging high school or preparatory school environment. As a formally designated Middle Years Programme authorized by the International Baccalaureate Schools (IB), we employ the Middle Years Programme (MYP) curricular framework to ensure that students are engaged, challenged, pushed to be independent thinkers, and to use their knowledge as a stepping stone for action within the world. The MYP Programme values connecting student studies to real life experiences as well as relating it to global contexts, answering the question, why does this matter to me?

The challenging MYP curriculum prepares our students for the International Baccalaureate Degree Programme offered at local IB public high schools, in schools across the nation, and around the world. Our graduates matriculate into challenging IB, independent, and public school programs across the Denver metro area.

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