• IB Middle Years Programme

    What is the MYP?MYP Programme Model

    The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a student-centered, inquiry-based academic programme available to students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades at Lucile Erwin Middle School and 9th and 10th grades at LHS in which:

    • Students study between five and eight MYP courses of inquiry concurrently.
    • Students explore their interests through completing one extended, self-directed project at each level.
    • Teachers and students make connections between what is happening in class and in the world at large.
    • Learning is contextualized in six different global contexts, creating interdisciplinary connections.
    • The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) emphasizes intellectual challenge.
    • It encourages students aged 11 to 16 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and in life.
    • 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.

                                        -What is the MYP?, IBO.org, 2015

    Why do it?

    Research shows that students participating in the MYP:

                                        -What is the MYP?, IBO.org, 2015