At Lincoln IB World Middle School, every student is an International Baccaluareate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) student!
The IBMYP is an educational programme that provides students with discipline, skills and challenging standards, but also with creativity and flexibility. The IBMYP was designed so that students could "develop a personal value system by which to guide their own lives, as thoughtful members of local communities and the larger world. " (www.ibo.org)
The IB Middle Years Programme
Life in the 21st century places many changing demands on students making the transition through adolescence. They are at a crucial period of personal, social, physical and intellectual development, of uncertainty and of questioning. The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme is designed to help them find a sense of belonging in the ever-changing and increasingly interrelated world around them and to foster a positive attitude to learning.
What is the IB Middle Years Programme?
The IB Middle Years Programme, for students aged 11 to 16, provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, and become critical and reflective thinkers.
The IBMYP model embodies three fundamental concepts:
- Communication - valuing language acquisition in at least two languages,
- Holistic learning- finding the connections across and within the subjects and grade levels
- Internationalism - a growing understanding of a student’s own culture coupled with an understanding and appreciation of other cultures.
Learn more about the IB Middle Years Progamme at the official IB web site: http://www.ibo.org
IB Mission Statement
“The IB Program aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who can help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the IBO works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people with their differences can also be right.”