MYP at Mulgrave
Middle School students are in a particularly critical phase of their personal and intellectual development. This is a time of uncertainty, sensitivity, resistance and questioning. Mulgrave School has adopted the MYP as a way to better meet the needs of adolescent students and to ensure the complete continuum of an IB education from the youngest ages to graduation. The MYP helps students participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly interrelated world.
What is an MYP education?
The MYP is a coherent and comprehensive curriculum framework that provides academic challenge and develops the life skills appropriate to this age group. As part of the IB’s continuum of international education, the MYP naturally follows the PYP and can serve as excellent preparation for the DP.
The years of the MYP, from the ages of 11 to 16, are a critical period in the development of young people, and their success in school is closely related to their personal, social and emotional well-being. At a time when students are establishing identity and building self-esteem, the MYP provides an established framework that can motivate students and help them to achieve success.
Other key features are embedded within our programme:
- A broad and rigorous IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) that allows students to explore content, skills and attitudes required for ongoing intellectual development across a number of disciplines.
- Academic rigour through the development, acquisition and use of transdisciplinary skills and approaches to learning.
- Focused learning achievement through reading, writing and mathematics continuums, the use of learning exemplars, rubrics and IB MYP criteria. These ensure the recognition of learning needs, ongoing success and quality achievement.
- A five year Language B programme (French or Mandarin) that prepares students for higher level language acquisition and mastery.
- A variety of meaningful opportunities for students to engage in Creativity, Arts and Service (CAS). These will provide students with a safe context in which to explore new challenges and to reflect on their growth.