International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP)
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) is for students in grades 6-10 and provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills appropriate to this stage of adolescence. The IBMYP offers a holistic approach that emphasizes critical thinking skills, global citizenship, and intercultural awareness, as well as traditional school subjects.
The curriculum consists of eight subject groups integrated through five interactive areas providing global contexts for learning: Approaches to Learning, Community and Service, Health and Social Education, Environments, and Human Ingenuity. The eight academic subjects required each year for grades 6-8 of the IBMYP are: English-Language and Literature, World Language- Language Acquisition, Mathematics, Science, Humanities (Social Studies), Fine Arts, Technology (Design), and Physical and Health Education.
In grades 9-10 of the IBMYP, students have the option to take courses from six of the eight subject groups. In their final year (grade 10), students will also undertake an independent ‘personal project’ to demonstrate the development of their skills and understanding.
Students who participate in the IB MYP program at one of the schools listed below, will have an opportunity to continue in the partner high school IB program identified below:
In-House (You can only apply to the in-house program if you reside in the school zone)
*Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learning experiences are infused throughout the curriculum. Technology rich, project based learning will be emphasized. IB units of inquiry will incorporate rigorous STEM curriculum as well as global contexts that are supported by student centered learning opportunities.*For details regarding specific programs offered at each school, please see the Choice Programs Booklet
Find the Right Program
The School District of Palm Beach County offers a large number of programs for middle school students. Check out the 6-8 grade middle school programs available at our K-8 schools.
Browse through our variety of programs and find the choice best for your child!