The IB MYP is a balanced and academically rigorous programme of international education designed for students aged 11 to 16, a period which is a particularly critical phase of personal and intellectual development. The programme aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.
SIS offers the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students of Years 4 and 5 (equivalent to Grades 9 and 10 in the US). Students take courses in six to eight subjects, and they participate in a work experience programme and the vast majority complete a personal project and an interdisciplinary unit. Students fulfilling the requirements receive an MYP Certificate and MYP Course Results in June of MYP Year 5.
Learning how to learn and how to evaluate information critically is as important as learning information. Students are encouraged 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.
For a further information on how we embrace the MYP at SIS, please see our MYP Handbook
For information on study choices in the final two years of the MYP, see our Flexible Pathways Handbook
Students take action when they apply what they are learning in the classroom and beyond. IB learners strive to be caring members of the community who demonstrate a commitment to service – making a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment. Read our Service as Action Handbook to find out more.