Middle Years Programme

Santiago Marquez

IB MYP Coodinator



The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is

designed for students aged 11 to 16.

It provides a framework of learning that

encourages students to become creative,

critical and reflective thinkers.


The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement—essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders. The MYP offers the best preparation for students to meet the academic challenges of the IB Diploma Programme (DP). 


The Middle Years Programme:

• addresses holistically students’ intellectual, social,

emotional and physical well-being

• provides students opportunities to develop the knowledge,

attitudes and skills they need in order to manage complexity

and take responsible action for the future

• ensures breadth and depth of understanding through study

in upto eight subject groups

• requires the study of at least two languages (language of

instruction and additional language of choice) to support

students in understanding their own cultures and those of


• empowers students to participate in service within the


• helps to prepare students for further education, the workplace and a lifetime of learning.


At Juarez, the curriculum of the MYP consists of seven subject groups: language and literature, language acquisition, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, arts, and physical and health education. Students explore significant concepts in these different subject groups that are also interconnected through six global contexts. In addition, 10th grade students undertake a personal project, a chance to learn to manage and direct their own inquiry and further develop the skills they have learned through the MYP.


For more general information on the Middle Years Programme, please visit the IB's website or

click here


1450 - 1510 W. Cermak Rd.

Chicago, IL  60608

Phone: 773-534-7030

Fax: 773-534-7058

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