Middle Years Programme (11-16 years)

Anton Bruckner International School is an authorised IB-MYP school since January 2021

What is MYP?

At a glance: The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) in grades 6-10 is a five-year programme that connects the IB Primary Years Programme (preschool-grade 5) and the IB Diploma Programme (grades 11-12).The MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, becoming critical and reflective thinkers.

What the MYP offers students

The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathise with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning. The programme empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers.

Why study the MYP?

Research shows that students participating in the MYP:

  • build confidence in managing their own learning
  • learn by doing, connecting the classroom to the larger world
  • outperform non-IB students in critical academic skills 
  • consistently have greater success in IB Diploma Programme examinations
  • thrive in positive school cultures where they are engaged and motivated to excel 
  • develop an understanding of global challenges and a commitment to act as responsible citizens.

The MYP culminates with the submission of a Personal Project in grade ten.

The MYP personal project is an independent, student-centred practical exploration in which students showcase the skills that they have developed throughout the five years of their MYP studies.

Graded against a rigorous set of IB criteria, the Personal Project is not only an integral part of the MYP but also a continuation requirement for students moving towards the IB Diploma Program.

Students who complete the MYP are well-prepared to undertake the IB Diploma Programme (DP)

Download Middle Years Programme: A guide for Parents (pdf)