The MYP helps students develop subject-specific and interdisciplinary understanding. The framework includes:
Approaches to Learning (ATL) - helps students learn how to learn by developing skills for research, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration and self-management
Key and related concepts - helps students explore big ideas that matter
Global Contexts - helps students understand the relevance and importance of their study for understanding their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet
The program consists of eight subjects groups that provide a framework for learning within and across the subjects. The MYP's eight subject groups are:
- Language and Literature (mother tongue)
- Language acquisition (a second language)
- Individuals and Societies
- Physical and Health Education
A key component of the MYP framework are the global contexts, themes that are explored across all subject groups and serve to connect their learning experience with the world. These contexts allow students to develop an understanding of their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet. The contexts are:
- identities and relationships
- personal and cultural identity
- orientations in space and time
- scientific and technical innovation
- fairness and development
- globalizations and sustainability
Grade 8 Community Project
This capstone project focuses on identifying an environmental issue and developing actions to address them. This project is developed in collaboration with local and international NGOs.
Grade 10 Personal Project
In the final year of the program, MYP students engage in a long-term independent project that allows them to demonstrate the understanding and skills they developed throughout the program.
The topic is chosen by the student and must include a global context. Students document the process throughout their project, which culminates in a written reflection and exhibition of the project developed.