IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)

What is the Middle Years Programme?

The Middle Years Programme (MYP) refers to students who are 11 through 16 years of age.  The IB-MYP programme provides a framework for learning in a way that is authentic and real-world relevant, engaging students through inquiry and other learner-centered approaches.  All students in the MYP benefit from this educational framework that encourages students to become critical and reflective thinkers. Through the exploration of their MYP subjects, students develop their content knowledge as well as the attitudes and skills necessary to be successful contributing members of society. 


MYP offers courses in eight subject groups: Arts, Design, Individuals and Societies, Language Acquisition, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Physical and Health Education, and Science. Teachers collaborate regularly to find interdisciplinary connections between their units, and as a result, learning is not confined to the walls of individual classrooms, or even the school!  Because it is an international programme, students who graduate from IB at Agassiz will have experienced coursework of the same rigor as kids from all over the world.


After 8th grade , Agassiz students may decide to continue their MYP education at an IB high school.  IB also offers a Primary Years Programme for younger students, and a Diploma Programme and Career Related Programme for Juniors and Seniors in High School.


MYP at Agassiz

Agassiz Middle Years Programme (MYP) is beginning it’s fourth official year as an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Students in years 1-3 will have new and exciting responsibilities which are a part of an IB education. Please see the highlights below.

Sixth Grade (MYP Year 1):  Students will learn more about an MYP education including how it differs from the Primary Years Program (PYP). Students will be exposed to concepts and ideas that include; Global Context, Inquiry Questions, ATL Skills and Key and Related Concepts.

Seventh Grade (MYP Year 2): Students will be expected to take their learning beyond the classroom in year 2 of the MYP.  While their teacher will guide their learning through units of studies in all subject areas, it will be their responsibility to take their learning beyond the classroom.

Eighth Grade (MYP Year 3):  As part of their 8th grade requirements, students will complete the MYP Year 3 community project. Students will research a community need that interests them, develop a plan of action to help serve that need and then put that plan in action. This is one of the culminating projects for MYP year 3 students.