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The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a conceptual and skills based curriculum framework which helps students develop both subject-specific and interdisciplinary understanding. The MYP curriculum framework includes:
There are eight subject groups in the MYP and all students are required to study all of them each year. At LIS, each subject receives an equal amount of time in the schedule and are viewed as being equally important in the education of each child. The subject groups are:
In addition to studying the subjects above, students are also involved in service in each year of the programme. Much of this service will be student-initiated action in response to their learning as well as projects that may be teacher led or driven by the homeroom/wellbeing programme. In the final two years of the MYP, students are expected to become increasingly independent and take part in service activities which involve a wider range of skills and student leadership.
The Personal Project is the culmination of the IB MYP. Over an extended period of months, students will be engaged in a process of inquiry and action in order to achieve a goal of their own design. Students do a personal project in almost any area of their interests and share their learning at a Personal Project fair.
To find out more about the MYP please visit the IBO’s MYP for parents