The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a 5-year course of study designed to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of students between the ages of 11 and 16. It aims to provide students with a broad, traditional foundation of knowledge while offering students opportunities to develop sound judgments, make wise choices and respect others in the global community.
As can been seen in the model of the MYP below, the student is placed at the centre and is ultimately the beneficiary of a holistic programme that allows students to make sense of and connect their learning in individual subjects.
Students are encouraged to question and evaluate information critically, to seek out and authentically explore the links between subjects, and to develop an awareness of their role as global citizens. As such, intercultural awareness, effective communication and problem solving skills are seen as essential elements of preparing students for the 21st century and beyond.
The MYP builds upon skills and units of inquiry learning, developed in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and is an excellent preparation for success in the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP). The MYP also relies on connecting classroom pedagogical practices and content to the world outside through the Global Contexts and the Learner Profile.