Middle Years Program
What is an International Baccalaureate (IB) education?
The IB continuum of international education, for students aged
3 to 19, is unique because of its academic and personal rigour, challenging students to excel in their studies and personal growth. The IB aims to inspire a quest for learning throughout life that is marked by enthusiasm and empathy.
The IB aspires to help schools develop well-rounded students, who respond to challenges with optimism and an open mind, are confident in their own identities, make ethical decisions, join with others in celebrating our common humanity and are prepared to apply what they learn in real-world, complex and unpredictable situations.
The IB offers high-quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision. An IB education:
focuses on learners – the IB’s student-centred programmes promote healthy relationships, ethical responsibility and personal challenge
develops effective approaches to teaching and learning – IB Programmes help students to develop the attitudes and skills they need for both academic and personal success
works within global contexts – IB programmes increase understanding of languages and cultures, and explore globally significant ideas and issues
explores significant content – IB programmes offer a curriculum that is broad and balanced, conceptual and connected.
What is the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)?
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 IB Middle Years Programme:
addresses holistically students’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being
provides students opportunities to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need in order to manage complexity and take responsible action for the future
ensures breadth and depth of understanding through study in eight subject groups
requires the study of at least two languages (language of instruction and additional language of choice) to support students in understanding their own cultures and those of others
empowers students to participate in service within the community
helps to prepare students for further education, the workplace and a lifetime of learning.
Wildwood Academy is a Candidate School* for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education that Wildwood Academy believes is important for our students. *Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org