International Middle School

Middle Years Programme MYP

What the MYP IB offers stude


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.


It offers students opportunities to:

  • Develop their potential,
  • Explore their own learning preferences,
  • Take appropriate risks,
  • Reflect on, and develop, a strong sense of personal identity.

At a time when students are establishing their identity and building their self-esteem, the MYP can motivate students and help them to achieve success in school and in life beyond the classroom.

Students participating in the MYP:

  • Build confidence in managing their own learning,
  • Learn by doing, connecting the classroom to the larger world,
  • Consistently have greater success in IB Diploma Programme examinations,
  • Develop an understanding of global challenges and a commitment to act as responsible citizens.

The MYP includes:

  • Approaches to learning (ATL), helping students learn how to learn by developing skills for research, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management,
  • Key and related concepts, helping students explore big ideas that matter,
  • Global contexts, helping students understand the relevance and importance of their study for understanding their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet.

The MYP culminates in an independent learning project. Students complete a significant piece of work over an extended period of time, encouraging them to consolidate their learning and reflect on the outcomes of their work.

The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups and a common core.