Skip To Main Content

IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)

Our Grade 6 to 10 curriculum follows the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP). In addition to this, the school offers Jewish Studies and International Studies curricula.

The IB MYP is a world-recognised student accreditation. The main premise of the programme is to produce global citizens who are effective communicators and active lifelong learners. The use of the student learner profile allows for the development of self-awareness, self-esteem and self-motivation to promote independent learning. The programme incorporates the use of criteria-based assessments that highlight the strengths of each student. Each student is graded on a seven point scale, with higher levels indicating a greater mastery of the skills and concepts covered in the subject coursework.

The curriculum used has been developed to provide each student with the prerequisite skills and knowledge to allow them a seamless entry into the Diploma Programme. The MYP prepares students for the DP by reflecting the depth, breadth and balance that is characteristic of all IB programmes. As they move through educational systems and schools structures, students benefit from the consistent educational aims, clear pathways for progression through academic disciplines, and shared approaches to teaching of the MYP and DP. In a developmentally crucial period, this alignment helps students flourish personally and academically.

In the final two years of the MYP—as they anticipate the DP– students and their families work with the School to make important decisions about subject choices, qualifications and university options.

More about the MYP at Carmel School