Middle Years Programme 11-16 year olds

The Middle Years Programme (MYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB) encourages students to make links between their studies and the real world.

The MYP is an international curriculum designed to help students develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, and skills necessary to participate actively and responsibly in a changing world. It is a part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. At ISL, it creates a link between the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP).

International Baccalaureate Middle School
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“I love ISL because of the incredibly diverse and welcoming community and the new opportunities that venture my way to take me through middle school. ”

Neha, 14 years old, India

Example of a Year 8 weekly schedule

Weekly schedule of year 8 - International school of Lausanne

The curriculum model

The IB MYP curriculum requires the teaching of eight compulsory subject groups:

  1. Language Acquisition (French, Spanish or German)
  2. Language and Literature (English and French)
  3. Individuals and Societies (humanities)
  4. Sciences
  5. Mathematics
  6. Arts (Music, Drama, Visual Arts)
  7. Physical and Health Education
  8. Design

During the year some topics are explored across a number of subject areas to form an interdisciplinary unit of work.

Motivated students


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