The MYP Curriculum
The MYP curriculum is a concept-driven curriculum that encourages idea-centered teaching; promoting instruction focusing on concepts, facts, and skills. At the heart of the MYP curriculum is student inquiry and student centered learning experiences that create personal meaning and understanding of concepts in context. The MYP curriculum organizes teaching and learning through the following eight subject groups:
- Arts (Visual Arts & Performing Arts):
- Students engage in a process of creative exploration and discovery through aesthetics, change, communication, and identity. Through art and its contexts our students deepen their understanding of the world.
- Students design and create solutions to problems using the design cycle. Students develop an appreciation of past, present and emerging design within cultural, political, social, historical and environmental contexts by exploring concepts of communication, communities, development and systems.
- Individuals and Societies:
- Students develop inquiry skills that lead towards conceptual understandings of change, global interactions, systems, time, place and space while examining and reflecting on how our personal and communal identity shapes our perspective of history and society.
- Language and Literature:
- Students use language as a vehicle for thought, creativity, reflection, learning, self-expression, analysis and social interaction. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are developed through concepts of communication, connections, creativity and perspective.
- Language Aquisition(French):
- Students develop a respect for, and understanding of, diverse linguistic and cultural heritages. French fluency is targeted through communication, connections, creativity, and culture by fostering a culture of curiosity, inquiry, and enjoyment of language learning.
- Reflect critically upon individual work and peer work while developing knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for further studies in mathematics through conceptual understanding of form,logic and relationships. Students apply and transfer skills to a wide range of real-life situations.
- Physical education
- Students understand concepts of change, communication and relationships while exploring a variety of contexts. Students achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle while building positive relationships and demonstrating social responsibility.
- Students cultivate analytical, inquiring and flexible minds that pose questions, solve problems, construct explanations and judge arguments through conceptual understanding of change, relationships and systems in a variety of real life contexts. Students develop skills to design and perform investigations, evaluate evidence, and draw conclusions.