What is the Middle Years Program (MYP) of International Baccalaureate?
The MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 13, It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers, The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication intercultural understanding and global engagement – essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.
The MYP is flexible enough to accommodate most national and local curriculum requirements. It builds on the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed in the IB Primary Years Program (PYP) and prepares students to meet the academic challenges of the IB Diploma Program (DP) and the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC).
The IB Middle Years Program:
- Addresses Holistically students’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being.
- Provides students opportunities to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need in order to manage complexity and take responsible action for the future.
- Ensures breadth and depth of understanding through study in eight subject groups.
- Requires at least the study of two languages (language of instruction and additional language of choice) to support students in understanding their own culture and those of others.
- Empowers students to participate in service within the community
- Helps to prepare students for further education and the workplace.
IB Learner Profiles
The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. We believe these attributes, and others like them, can help students
become responsible members of local, national and global communities.
We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical and emotional—to achieve wellbeing for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.