Middle Years Programme
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) is designed for students aged 11 – 16 (grades six through ten). The Middle Years Programme provides a framework of learning that challenges students intellectually while encouraging them to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The Middle Years Programme emphasizes inquiry-based instruction and encourages students to make meaningful connections between their studies and the real world. The Middle Years Programme also promotes the development of three fundamental concepts: communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement.
|The Middle Years Programme builds upon the knowledge, skills and attitudes inherent in the Primary Years Programme and serves as excellent preparation for the IB Diploma Programme. Currently, the Middle Years Programme is offered in grades six through nine at St. Edmund. The final year of the program is completed at our partner school, Archbishop MacDonald High School.|
The Middle Years Programme Curriculum Framework
The Middle Years Programme offers a framework through which the Alberta Education program of studies is taught to students. The program consists of eight subject areas that correspond to the provincial curriculum. The programme emphasizes teaching and learning in context, developing conceptual understandings, service as action, approaches to learning, language and identity. Students in the Middle Years Programme complete a Community Project in the fourth year of the programme that emphasizes service as action. Students complete a Personal Project in the fifth and final year of the programme.
At the center of the each of the IB programmes is the Learner Profile, which is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the students in the 21st century. The Learner Profile is a set of ideals and attributes that students are expected to strive toward and internalize. IB learners are inquirers, thinkers, communicators, and risk-takers who are also knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, caring, balanced and reflective. The Learner Profile inspires and focuses the work done in IB schools around the world and provides a common language and purpose.