International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme

The district is strongly committed to the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, and believes it will play a pivotal role in helping our students develop into 21st century learners. Our middle schools will establish and maintain a community of lifelong learners through a student-centered approach to study and inquiry that reflects a global perspective on education, focuses on the development of the whole child, and helps children reach their full potential.

The IB Middle Years Program (MYP) does not replace the existing curriculum at Brooks and Julian, but rather enhances it and helps to foster greater creativity for both students and teachers. It also provides an “enrichment for all” approach to education in our district that helps us effectively meet or exceed the ever increasing expectations for student performance, addresses the need to lessen the variance between master teachers and those still striving to reach that status, and makes our schools even better.

Coherent Curriculum

The MYP’s coherent curriculum comprises three interrelated components:

What does IB look like at our middle school?

International Baccalaureate (IB) Mission Statement

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.

Benefits of the IB MYP:

  • Curriculum grounded in real-world connections and themes
  • Increased opportunities for exploring multiple perspectives and interdisciplinary units
  • Learning aligned with international standards of excellence
  • Unique, sustained professional development opportunities for teachers with a focus on creative and inquiry-based instruction.

IB Policies

Global Contexts

  • Identities & Relationships
  • Orientation in Space & Time
  • Personal & Cultural Expression
  • Scientific & Technical Innovation
  • Globalization & Sustainability
  • Fairness & Development

Approaches to Learning

  • Communication
  • Social
  • Thinking
  • Research
  • Self-Management

What is the IB Learner Profile?