Beville Middle School International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme

Specialty Program Application for Students applying for Middle School

The application for our program will become available in early November. Visit the Speciality Programs webpage.

Our approach to teaching and learning

The MYP aims to help students develop their personal understanding, their emerging sense of self and responsibility in their community.

Teaching and learning in the MYP is underpinned by the following concepts:

Teaching and learning in context

Students learn best when their learning experiences have context and are connected to their lives and their experience of the world that they have experienced. In addition to traditional subjects, all students will explore World Languages while in sixth grade. Then, students choose to study Spanish or French during grades seven and eight.

Conceptual understanding

Concepts are big ideas that have relevance within specific disciplines and across subject areas. MYP students use concepts as a vehicle to inquire into issues and ideas of personal, local and global significance and examine knowledge holistically. Beville Middle School teachers employ best practices for a student – centered classroom to develop students’ academic understanding.

Approaches to learning

A unifying thread throughout all MYP subject groups, approaches to learning (ATL) provide the foundation for independent learning and encourage the application of their knowledge and skills in unfamiliar contexts. Developing and applying these social, thinking, research, communication and self- management skills helps students learn how to learn.

Service as action, through community service 

Action and service have always been shared values of the IB community.

Students take action when they apply what they are learning in the classroom and beyond. IB learners strive to be caring members of the community who demonstrate a commitment to service—making a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

Inclusion and learning diversity in MYP

As part of the MYP curriculum, schools address differentiation within the written, taught and assessed curriculum. This is demonstrated in daily lessons and in the teaching environment.

STEM education in the MYP

The MYP curriculum focuses on STEM as an important perspective from which to consider integrated teaching and learning in concepts and skills related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

More information about the overall International Baccalaureate Programme may be found at the IB website: IB website.

If you have questions about the Beville Middle School IB MYP Programme, please contact the IB Coordinator: Patti Kramolisch, kramolpx@pwcs.edu