IB Middle Years Program
IB Middle Years Program
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a global leader in international education. The different IB programs prepare inquiring, knowledgeable, confident, and caring young people.
The IB Middle Years Program (MYP) is offered to students aged 11 to 16 years old. The program empowers learners to take ownership of their own learning, be future-ready, and be equipped with skills to make sure they become lifelong learners.
The IB Middle Years Program at GHS
Golden Hills School is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**
*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
**Mission Statement from the IB
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
The program that is offered to the GHS middle schoolers (Grade 6 to Grade 8) is inquiry and project-based and involves learners in completing end-of-units’ performance tasks that will require them to use acquired content and approaches to learning skills. It ensures that learners become curious thinkers and problem solvers that are willing and ready to take ownership of their learning.
GHS MYP learners are expected to be active members of the community by suggesting activities and services that they would like to offer.
Our program helps them become lifelong learners by letting them participate in different learning engagements and use acquired skills that will make them future-ready. It also allows them to have multiple opportunities to practice these skills to ensure they have a smooth transition to high school.
If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact the school’s IB Coordinator, Ms. Taleen Akijian, at firstname.lastname@example.org