Middle Years Programme
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme is offered in Grades 6 to 10 and is designed to meet the developmental needs of adolescents and to bridge the transition from elementary to high school.
ISPS’s middle school curriculum delivers years 1-3 of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and provides a foundation for student success in the final two years of the programme in high school. In grades 6-8, students develop an understanding of their own approaches to learning, and they familiarize themselves with the other areas of the IB MYP including subject-specific objectives and assessment practices, and an appreciation of service learning. These formative experiences deepen their understanding of the concepts of the IB Programme and prepare students to be internationally-minded members of our community.
Philosophy of the MYP
The MYP is aimed at developing a well-rounded student with a focus on the following:
- conceptual understanding
- teaching and learning in context
- approaches to learning (ATL)
- service as action (community service)
- language and identity
- learning diversity and inclusion
ISPS is pleased to offer our students in Grade 10 the opportunity to take an external IB assessment in the form of on-screen examinations that are unique because they mainly focus on inquiry, communication and critical thinking skills. The knowledge and skills that students acquire over the years of the programme prepare them for these assessments as these skills are interwoven into the fabric of our teaching and learning at ISPS.
For more information on the MYP eAssessment at ISPS, click here.