INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme provides academic challenges that teach students to relate what they learn in the classroom to the real world. This supports critical and reflective thinking. The IB program integrates eight subject groups through five areas of interaction, providing a
framework for learning within and across the subjects. IB learners become inquirers, thinkers, communicators, and risk-takers.
They grow to be not only knowledgeable, but also principled, open-minded, caring, balanced, and reflective. This academically challenging program is known for:
- Encouraging international-mindedness
- Promoting a positive attitude and confidence by challenging students to solve problems, show creativity and resourcefulness, and participate actively in their communities
- Reflecting real life and revealing the connections among the subjects , as well as the subjects’ links to real issues
- Supporting communication skills by encouraging inquiry, understanding, and language acquisition and allowing students to reflect and express themselves
- Emphasizing the development of the whole student – physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically
Cathy Williams-Ridley, PRINCIPAL
8900 CHAPIN RD.
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