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Middle Years Programme (MYP)

What is the MYP?

The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a student-centered, inquiry-based academic programme available to students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades at Lucile Erwin Middle School and 9th and 10th grades at LHS in which:

  • Students study between five and eight MYP courses of inquiry concurrently.
  • Students explore their interests through completing one extended, self-directed project at each level.
  • Teachers and students make connections between what is happening in class and in the world at large.
  • Learning is contextualized in six different global contexts, creating interdisciplinary connections.
  • The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) emphasizes intellectual challenge.
  • It encourages students aged 11 to 16 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and in life.
  • 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.

                                    -What is the MYP?,, 2015

Why do it?

Research shows that students participating in the MYP:

                                    -What is the MYP?,, 2015

MYP Programme Model