WCMS Middle School / IB Middle Years Programme


West County Mandarin School’s inaugural class of students participated in WCMS’s first IB Primary Years Programme student exhibition and awards ceremony June 2023.  Students worked in groups to research and create presentations, in English and Mandarin, on numerous topics of global concern – air pollution, coral reefs, climate change, endangered animals and parental leave – that required them to expand their knowledge and problem solving skills while utilizing and displaying all IB PYP principles. Congratulations to our now middle school students!

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Middle School Fall 2023

WCMS’s middle school program will continue with Mandarin immersion instruction and middle school core classes in conjunction with the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programe (IB MYP). The IB MYP will further build students’ critical thinking skills and global and social awareness. Students will be equipped to become confident leaders who will help solve global issues. 

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) comprises eight subject groups:

Middle School Enrichment Programs

The middle school program will offer extracurricular programs such as: 

  • Extended hours morning and after school program *
  • Physical Education (with Skyhawks Sports Academy)
  • Music/Band Class
  • Mindfulness
  • Art
  • Field Study Trips
  • Soccer and Basketball teams
  • Chess *
  • Abacus *
  • Martial Arts *
 * fee based program; some scholarships available
5th Grade Field Study Trip
2nd Place in WCCUSD 2023 Soccer League
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WCMS middle school will be located at our Pinole site at Pinole Middle School in the 2023/2024 school year.  It will move to El Sobrante at the Betty Reid Soskin Middle School site in the 2024/2025 school year. 

TO APPLY: Contact the school office at (510) 307-4523 or email westcountymandarin@wccusd.net.  Also see the How to Enroll page