The Middle Years Programme within the International Baccalaureate is a program that seeks to nurture, develop, and challenge students, balancing rigorous content and skills with flexibility and student-led inquiry.
The MYP philosophy specifically espouses three main tenets:
We work toward these philosophical goals while not losing sight of our academic goals.
Academically, the MYP is guided by two main principals:
The IB has created a helpful website with information for prospective and current parents. It can be found here: http://www.ibo.org/en/information-for-parents
Students follow courses in the subject groups of: Language and Literature (English with an additional option of Swedish for fluent speakers); Language Acquistion (a learned language of Swedish, Spanish or French); Mathematics; Sciences; Individuals and Societies (History, Geography, Economics, Global Issues); Design (Information, Design, Food and craft technologies); the Arts (Visual Art, Music and Drama); and Physical and Health Education. We also offer EAL (English As Additional Language) to support those students who are new to English in are in need of extra English language support.
The Personal Project – all MYP work culminates in a final, demanding “personal project,” which students work on independently for over six months.
This project challenges students to utilize the breadth of skills and depth of knowledge they have acquired throughout the MYP. They must create a product or outcome that demonstrates significant learning and a formal report that documents their development as learners throughout the process.