Middle Years Programme (MYP)

Bloomingdale International School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP).
BIS is an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy — a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Bloomingdale International School believes is important for our students.
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The Middle years Programme is designed for students between Grades VI [MYP 1] and Grade X [MYP 5]. The student's intellectual and social development through inter-disciplinary learning is the focus of this programme. (http://www.ibo.org/)
The IB Middle Years Programme [MYP] builds on the structured, student-centred foundation laid in the Primary Years Programme [PYP]. Its framework encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real World. Young people at this stage of their education require an engaging and holistic curriculum that is relevant to important real world issues, which is the main focus of the MYP.
The MYP is inclusive by design; students of all interests and academic abilities can benefit from their participation in the programme. The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally-minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning. The programme empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers.
All the subjects are criterion-related and have strong inter-disciplinary elements. This curriculum is approached through inquiry, developing what the students know into an exciting journey of knowing more, thus stimulating a student’s latent curiosity and honing the skills of research, expression, presentation and application. Students learn to share experiences and work in teams.
An exciting component is the Personal Project, an individual long-term project completed in Grade 10 [MYP 5]. It is the consolidation of learning in the MYP wherein students choose a topic of their interest which they wish to learn more about. They achieve it through systematic research and are assessed through a set criterion. At BIS, students can opt to pursue MYP Certificate, MYP course or a school based MYP certificate.