you are here:
- International Baccalaureate >> MYP
The Middle Years Program (MYP) offers a unique approach to learning that combines a rigorous academic base with a holistic, intercultural awareness education. Students will work in a variety of settings, independently and in groups, to research global issues, analyze information, determine possible solutions and communicate their findings. The program encourages international-mindedness and a positive attitude toward learning, reflects real life, supports the development of communication skills and emphasizes the development of the whole student- physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
The IB MYP utilizes five Areas of Interaction as its basis or core. They are taught primarily through the subjects, but also through interdisciplinary units, projects and programs. They are: Approaches to Learning, Community and Service, Health and Social Awareness, Environments and Human Ingenuity. They provide a framework that allows for connections among the subjects themselves, and between the subjects and real-life issues. The MYP aims to develop in students respect for others and an appreciation of similarities and differences. Schools who are authorized by the IBO are visited and moderated by other IBO professionals who validate the school’s standards.
The MYP is specifically designed for students during the adolescent stages and offers them a challenging curriculum including a foreign language each year. Eight subjects – math, science, humanities, language arts, physical education, foreign language (Spanish, French or Chinese), art and technology are required each year. IB learners strive to be inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk-takers, knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, caring, balanced and reflective. These ten principles are known as the Learner Profile, which is the basis of preparing students for life in the 21st century.
© 2013 Louise R. Johnson Middle School of