The MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement—essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.
The MYP is flexible enough to accommodate the demands of most national or local curriculums. It builds upon the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and prepares students to meet the academic challenges of the IB Diploma Programme (DP) and the IB Career-related Programme (CP).
What the MYP offers students:
The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning. The programme empowers students 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.
- build confidence in managing their own learning
- learn by doing, connecting the classroom to the larger world
- consistently have greater success in IB Diploma Programme examinations
- develop an understanding of global challenges and a commitment to act as responsible citizens
All MYP students in schools with the fifth year of the programme demonstrate consolidation of their learning through completion of a personal project. At Lamar all 10th grade students complete the Personal Project with the help of a staff mentor. The personal project encourages students to practice and strengthen their Approaches to Learning skills, to connect classroom learning engagements with personal experience, and to develop their own interests for lifelong learning.