Middle Years Programme (MYP)


The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)* is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement – essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.

In the MYP students engage in a programme of study in 8 subject areas: Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Mathematics, Sciences, Physical and Health Education, Individuals and Societies, Design and the Arts.

In Grades 8 and 9 the community project encourages students to explore their right and responsibility to implement service as action in the community. Students may complete the community project individually or in small groups.

In Grade 10 each student develops a personal project independently, producing a truly personal and creative piece of work that stands as a summative review of their ability to conduct independent work.

 

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org