MYP World

MYP Curriculum

MYP is based on the belief that all students can be taught to be independent problem-solvers with strong study skills. The Learner Profile allows students to assess their progress against clearly defined personal attributes.

The MYP curriculum requires mastery of eight subjects:

  • Language and Literature
  • Language Acquisition
  • Individuals and Societies
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Design
  • Arts

Onscreen examinations and ePortfolios offer exciting opportunities for reliable, robust digital assessment of student achievement.

Personal Project

What is the personal project?

It is a project to develop your personal interests. It is to show the skills you have developed in the MYP, through the subjects and Approaches to Learning (ATL), and to apply these skills to a topic. This project should be based on your interests and talents, resulting in a product or outcome. 

This project will have a principled action. This means you make choices that extend beyond your MYP classroom learning. This does not mean your Personal Project needs to be focused on a service for the community. But hopefully, as you complete your project, you will learn more about the importance of being socially responsible and how to take thoughtful and appropriate (principled) action in order to work towards the completion of your project.


Physical and Health Education

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” John F Kennedy

Physical and health education courses foster the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes that will contribute to a student’s balanced and healthy lifestyle. Through opportunities for active learning, courses in this subject group embody and promote the holistic nature of well-being.

Through physical and health education, students can learn to appreciate and respect the ideas of others, and develop effective collaboration and communication skills.

This subject area also offers many opportunities to build positive interpersonal relationships that can help students to develop a sense of social responsibility.

Aims: The aims of MYP physical and health education are to encourage and enable students to: 

  • use inquiry to explore physical and health education concepts 
  • participate effectively in a variety of contexts 
  • understand the value of physical activity 
  • achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle 
  • collaborate and communicate effectively 
  • build positive relationships and demonstrate social responsibility 
  • reflect on their learning experiences.


Assessment is criterion-related and based on four criteria:

A- Knowing and Understanding

B- Planning for performance

C- Applying and Performing

D- Reflecting and improving performance