Middle Years Programme
The Middle Years Programme is an international curriculum framework designed to help students develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills necessary to participate actively and responsibly in a changing world. Known as the MYP, it is a part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum at ISL, linking with the Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) and the Diploma Programme (IBDP).
The Middle Years Programme is designed to meet the educational requirements of students in the 11-16 age range. This holistic programme is concerned with developing intercultural awareness and strong communication skills within a framework of interrelated disciplines.
In the summer of 2006, the International School of Lausanne received candidate status and began implementing the MYP during the 2006-2007 academic year, starting with Year 7 (Level 1 of the MYP). In June 2008 full authorisation was given.
The Curriculum Model
The curriculum model places the students at the centre. Surrounding this are five areas of interaction. These areas are found throughout the teaching of the individual subjects, which are placed around the outside.