Middle Years Programme (Grades 7-10)

The International Baccalaureate MYP

Whether conducted in collaboration with the IB or independently, research suggests that an IB education, including the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, has a positive impact on schools, students and teachers. Research findings can be read here
International Baccalaureate's Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) is a comprehensive approach to education that is based on the fundamental concepts of holistic learning, intercultural awareness, and communication. 

The IB Middle Years Programme meets the curriculum guidelines set forth by the Ontario Ministry of Education and is enriched to challenge students to stretch themselves academically and creatively. The MYP experience culminates in each student completing the Personal Project. 

MYP teachers recognize the importance of fostering meaningful relationships in a secure setting that allows students to become confident, independent, empathetic, and motivated life-long learners. To achieve this, our highly effective educators offer experiential and inquiry-based opportunities that actively engage students in the learning process. 

With a plethora of co-curricular activities and trips to choose from, MYP students participate in an athletic or co-curricular activity each term.

Students receive instruction in 8 subject areas: 

  • Language & Literature (English)
  • Language Acquisition (French, Mandarin, Spanish, ESL)
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Individuals & Societies (Geography, History, World Issues, Civics, Careers)
  • Arts (Music, Visual Arts, Drama)
  • Physical & Health Education
  • Design
The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

IB Learner Profile Attributes

List of 10 items.

  • Inquirers

    We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
  • Knowledgeable

    We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
  • Thinkers

    We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
  • Communicators

    We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
  • Principled

    We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
  • Open-Minded

    We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
  • Caring

    We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
  • Risk-Takers

    We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
  • Reflective

    We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.
  • Balanced

    We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives – intellectual, physical, and emotional – to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.

The International Baccalaureate Mission

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.

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