Middle Years Programme

Middle Years Programme

Grade 6 - Grade 10

Carleton College International School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB)/ Middle Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a  diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of  international education that share a powerful vision.**
*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years
Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

The Middle School Years Program (MYP) is designed to promote learning in young people (aged 11 to 16) through making connections between academic theory and the real world. There is a major emphasis on local and global connections in every unit of learning designed to encourage inquiry. MYP students tackle problems of all kinds and take the time to reflect and think critically about how those problems relate, not only to them and their immediate environment, but to wider society and the world-at-large.

MYP students are assessed through a rigorous set of criteria, designed to address the acquisitions of major skills and approaches to learning in each subject matter. These transferable skills are applied throughout the program and often in interdisciplinary units. Assessment results at MHIS are triangulated against standardised Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) tests to assess student progress against external international standards. MYP students are expected to prove their understanding, not only on paper, but through their actions. Community and personal projects are just a part of the consistent display of actions expected from MYP students as they navigate the world through a prism of new information.

The MYP curriculum

The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents.

The MYP requires at least 50 hours of teaching time for each subject group, in each year of the programme. In the final two years of the programme, carefully-defined subject group flexibility allows students to meet local requirements and personal learning goals.

Read about the MYP curriculum.

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