International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme

The mission of the Academy of International Studies magnet school, a dynamic partnership of educators, students, and parents, is to provide a forum for global and international studies so that students develop a caring, inquiring, and open-minded perspective and become empowered as agents of change creating a better and more peaceful world.

International was authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School Middle Years Programme (IB-MYP) with seven commendations in 2012.  International believes that by combining its rich, award-winning global and international curriculum with the rigor of international standards, it can provide all our students with a world-class education.

In the program, students study eight subjects: language and literature, language acquisition (a second language), individuals and societies (social studies), arts, mathematics, sciences, design/technology, and physical and health education. The emphasis is on a conceptual framework for learning and the interrelatedness of subjects. A focus on global and community engagement is central to the Middle Years Program, as is the development of the whole child, through the IB learner profile and approaches to learning skills.

In the final year of the Middle Years Program (grade 10), students engage in IB personal project, an independent project that allows them to demonstrate the understandings and skills they have developed throughout the program.

MYP Model

For more information about the Middle Years Program, please visit the International Baccalaureate’s website, at

For more information about how the program lives at International, please contact Emily Wright (MYP Coordinator), at [email protected].