What is an IB Middle Years Programme?

The International Baccalaureate Programme fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century.

The MYP is flexible enough to accommodate the demands of most national or local curriculums. It builds upon the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and prepares students to meet the academic challenges of the IB Diploma Programme and the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC).

First started overseas in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland, thus the spelling “program” as “programme,” IB schools are now offered in more than 3,500 schools in 144 countries. Eich is the only middle school to offer the IB Middle Years Programme in Placer County.

The MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning which encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and to the real world.