The IBMYP is guided by three fundamental concepts:
Intercultural Awareness - Students are given increased opportunities to learn about their own culture and the cultures of people from around the globe. By viewing issues from multiple points of view, students learn the values of tolerance and empathy.
Holistic Learning - Learning is made more meaningful for students by focusing on how new learning connects to students’ own experiences, topics in other disciplines, and situations in the real world. Instruction and assessment become more authentic as students realize how the knowledge from each class relates to their total understanding of the world.
Communications - In order to be successful in the modern world, students must be able to communicate their ideas in multiple forms. This focus helps students to develop competency in reading, writing, speaking, listening, design, and technology. All students also have
Five broad themes provide the basis for interdisciplinary and real world connections.
They are called Areas of Interaction. The Areas of Interaction provide the conceptual lens for delivery of the curriculum.
The five Areas of Interaction are: Approaches to Learning – Learning how to learn
Environments – Natural, social and virtual (internet)
Human Ingenuity – The creative genius of people and their impact on society and the human mind (Homo Faber)
Health and Social Education – Preparing students to lead physically and mentally a healthy life
Community and Service – Extending learning beyond the classroom and providing service to the community
Students are expected to develop a broad and balanced base of knowledge through the study of eight subjects, completing a minimum of 50 hours of instruction in each subject each year:
Arts- Performing and Visual
Humanities – Social Studies
Language A – English
Language B – Spanish, German or French, at this time
In grade 10, students complete a Personal Project, an independent research project of the student’s choosing.