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Middle Years Programme

IB provides a framework that encourages students to embrace and understand connections between academic subjects and the real world as well as to become critical and reflective thinkers.

In the Middle Years Programme, students explore six global contexts that are developed from and extend the Primary Years Programme transdisciplinary themes:

  • Identities and relationships
  • Personal and cultural expression
  • Orientation in space and time
  • Scientific and technical innovation
  • Fairness and development
  • Globalization and sustainability

The MYP is a challenging framework for students ages 11-16 that encourages practical connections between studies and the real world.

Each of the IB programmes reflects a central desire to provide an education that enables students to make sense of the complexities of the world around them, as well as equipping them with the skills and dispositions needed for taking responsible action for the future. They provide an education that crosses disciplinary, cultural, national and geographical boundaries, and that champions critical engagement, stimulating ideas and effective relationships.

MYP Community Project

All IB programmes require the completion of a culminating project, known as the Personal Project or Community Project for the Middle Years Programme.

Students who complete the MYP in Year 3 or 4, such as Corbett Prep, complete a Community Project. The Personal Project is for students who complete the MYP in Year 5.

The Community Project encourages collaboration and service learning. Corbett Prep eighth graders began by asking themselves, “How can I help a community in need?” Through this Community Project, students experienced the responsibility of completing a significant piece of work over an extended period of time, as well as reflecting on their learning and the outcomes of their work—key skills that prepare students for success in further study, the workplace, and the community.

A group of 8th Grade graduates throw their graduation programs into the air.