We are seeking candidacy status for The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP)
What is the MYP?
IB 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 programme 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
● outperform non-IB students in critical academic skills
● consistently have greater success in IB Diploma Programme examinations
● thrive in positive school cultures where they are engaged and motivated to excel
● develop an understanding of global challenges and a commitment to act as responsible citizens.
Linking the MYP to other IB programmes
The MYP builds on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes developed by the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), and prepares students for the demanding requirements of the IB Diploma Programme (DP) and IB Career-related Programme (CP).
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) comprises eight subject groups:
● Language acquisition
● Language and literature
● Individuals and societies
● Physical and health education
Our approach to teaching and learning
The MYP aims to help students develop their personal understanding, their emerging sense of self and responsibility in their community. Teaching and learning in the MYP is underpinned by the following concepts:
Teaching and learning in context
Students learn best when their learning experiences have context and are connected to their lives and their experience of the world that they have experienced. Using global contexts, MYP students develop an understanding of their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet through developmentally appropriate explorations of:
● identities and relationships
● personal and cultural expression
● orientations in space and time
● scientific and technical innovation
● fairness and development
● globalization and sustainability.
Concepts are big ideas that have relevance within specific disciplines and across subject areas. MYP students use concepts as a vehicle to inquire into issues and ideas of personal, local and global significance and examine knowledge holistically. The MYP prescribes sixteen key interdisciplinary concepts along with related concepts for each discipline.
Approaches to learning
A unifying thread throughout all MYP subject groups, approaches to learning (ATL) provide the foundation for independent learning and encourage the application of their knowledge and skills in unfamiliar contexts. Developing and applying these social, thinking, research, communication and self management skills helps students learn how to learn.
Service as action, through community service
Action and service have always been shared values of the IB community. Students take action when they apply what they are learning in the classroom and beyond. IB learners strive to be caring members of the community who demonstrate a commitment to service—making a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.Service as action is an integral part of the programme, especially in the MYP community project.
STEM education in the MYP
The MYP curriculum focuses on STEM as an important perspective from which to consider integrated teaching and learning in concepts and skills related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Learn more about IB MYP here.