The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is an international programme designed to help students develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly interrelated world. Three fundamental concepts guide the MYP: holistic learning, intercultural awareness, and communication. At Southridge, students are given the opportunity to explore these fundamental concepts through the curriculum and many other aspects of school life.

MYP comprises eight subject groups integrated through the five areas of interaction that provide a framework for learning within and across subject matter. The five areas are:

  • Approaches to Learning: students take responsibility for their learning
  • Community and Service: students become aware of their roles and responsibilities as members of communities
  • Human Ingenuity: students focus on the evolution, process, and products of human creativity and their impact on society
  • Health and Social Education: students learn about the importance of leading a healthy, balanced life
  • Environments: students become aware of their interdependence with the environment so that they may take positive action towards maintaining a healthy environment for the future

The image below illustrates how each aspect of the MYP fits together to put students at the centre of their own learning.

The MYP motivates students to become “internationally- minded” through the use of the learner profile. The learner profile inspires students, teachers and parents to strive to be inquirers, thinkers, communicators, and risk-takers who are knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, caring, balanced and reflective.

For more information on the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme please follow the link below: