During the Middle School years, Grades 6 through 8, students show rapid growth and change as they solidify their self concept, chase their passions, and think critically about their role in the world. Our inquiry-driven and academically rigorous curriculum aims to nurture this deepening curiosity and growing sense of self in the students.
The IB Middle Years Program (MYP) is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. It is a five-year programme, which can be implemented in a partnership between schools, or in several abbreviated (two, three or four year) formats.
The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents.
The MYP aims to help students develop their personal understanding, their emerging sense of self and responsibility in their community. Using global contexts, the students develop an understanding of their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet through developmentally appropriate explorations of:
The MYP requires at least 50 hours of teaching time for each subject group, in each year of the programme. In the final two years of the programme, carefully-defined subject group flexibility allows students to meet local requirements and personal learning goals.
Each year, students in the MYP also engage in at least one collaboratively planned interdisciplinary unit that involves at least two subject groups. They also complete a long-term project, where they decide what they want to learn about, identify what they already know, discovering what they will need to know to complete the project, and create a proposal or criteria for completing it.