IB MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAM
What is the MYP?
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP) emphasizes intellectual challenge.
It encourages students aged 11 to 16 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and in life.
What the MYP offers students
The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.
The program empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers.
Why offer the MYP?
Research shows that students participating in the MYP:
build confidence in managing their own learning
learn by doing, connecting the classroom to the larger world
consistently have greater success in IB Diploma Program examinations
develop an understanding of global challenges and a commitment to act as responsible citizens.
How the MYP Works
The Middle Years Program (MYP) helps students develop both subject-specific and interdisciplinary understanding. The MYP curriculum framework includes:
Approaches to learning (ATL), helping students learn how to learn by developing skills for research, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management
Key and related concepts, helping students explore big ideas that matter
Global contexts, helping students understand the relevance and importance of their study for understanding their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet.
The MYP culminates in an independent learning project. Students complete a significant piece of work over an extended period of time, encouraging them to consolidate their learning and reflect on the outcomes of their work.
How teaching and learning is organized in the MYP
The MYP organizes teaching and learning through eight subject groups.The programme promotes interdisciplinary study that helps students make important connections between academic subjects.
Integrated teaching and learning helps students analyze complex issues and develop the habits of mind they need to participate in our increasingly interconnected world.