Middle Years Program (MYP)
The Middle Years Program (MYP) is preparing students to be successful in school and to be active, lifelong learners. MYP has been designed for students in grades 6 to 10. It provides a framework of learning which encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, while encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and to the real world. MYP fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement. These are qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century.
The IB Middle Years Programme provides opportunities for students to understand content and concepts through six global contexts. Students are required to study two languages, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical and health education and design although there is some flexibility with the latter three subject areas in the last two years of the program. In their final year [Grade 10], students will also undertake an independent ‘personal project’ to demonstrate the development of their skills and understanding. Further, the Personal Project helps to develop the necessary skills necessary to successfully approach the IB Diploma Programme in Grades 11 and 12.
Who do I contact to know more about the IB and the MYP?
Please contact the IB MYP Coordinator or School Principal to learn more about the program. You may also visit the International Baccalaureate website to view the programs: http://www.ibo.org/