The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is an educational framework that encourages students aged 11 to 16 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. At a time when students are establishing their identity and building self-esteem, the MYP is uniquely designed to offer a well rounded education and help students achieve success in school and in life.
The programme’s flexible curriculum is compatible with national systems of education and able to meet local, district, provincial, state and national requirements.
The five-year programme is offered by various types of schools around the world, including state-supported schools, independent schools and private international schools. It can be implemented in a partnership between schools, or in several abbreviated (two, three or four year) formats.
Inquiry-based, concept-driven curriculum
The MYP ensures breadth and depth of understanding through study in eight subject groups (language acquisition, language and literature, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical and health education, and design). Addressing the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students holistically, the MYP prepares them to take principled action by participating in service within the community and requiring study of at least two languages (language of instruction and additional language of choice) to support the understanding of their own cultures and those of others.
MYP students also engage with big ideas, rather than simply memorizing facts in order to prepare for exams. As a result, they develop learning skills that they can rely on throughout the course of their independent, purpose-driven lives
Strong predictor of performance in the IB Diploma Programme (DP)
Students who complete the MYP are well-prepared for the academic requirements of secondary school. Research studies provide evidence that MYP students have a strong foundation to undertake the IB Diploma Programme (DP).
IB Learner Profile
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success.
They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them.
Each of the IB's programmes is committed to the development of students according to the IB learner profile.
The profile aims to develop learners who are:
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