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From Grade 7 to Grade 10, students study the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP).

A hallmark of the MYP is interdisciplinary learning, which encourages students to understand connections and big ideas across disciplines. Students are also encouraged to make practical connections between the real world and things they learn in the classroom. At the conclusion of four years, the programme culminates with an independent personal project – an opportunity to pursue a passion and build independent learning and communication skills.


MYP SUBJECT AREAS

Students build knowledge and understanding across eight different subject areas:

  • Language acquisition
  • Language and literature
  • Individuals and societies
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Arts
  • Physical and health education
  • Design

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MYP Personal Project Showcase

The MYP personal project is an opportunity for students to extend and explore an academic topic of personal interest. In addition, the project helps students build their approaches to learning - the skills designed to enable students in the IB MYP to ‘learn how to learn.’ Some of the skills explored in the personal project include self-management, research, communication, critical and creative thinking, and collaboration. 

Examples of Past MYP Projects

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The Personal Project gives students an opportunity to dive deeper into something they are already interested in or are exploring in class. Alternatively, students can use it as an opportunity to try something new. No matter what they do, they gain valuable project management skills which will continue to serve them for years to come.

— Sarah Braun, MYP Project Coordinator