The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is designed for students aged 11 to 16. Wesley serves students in grades 6-8, and they have the option to complete the MYP program in high school. MYP 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 is flexible enough to accommodate most national or local curriculum requirements. It builds upon the knowledge, skills, and attitudes developed in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and prepares students to meet the academic challenges of the IB Diploma Programme (DP) and the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC).
The IB Middle Years Programme holistically addresses 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 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 others; empowers students to participate in service within the community; and helps to prepare students for further education and the workplace.
As an IB World School, Wesley International Academy is required to participate in an ongoing process of review and development, using the IB organization‘s international program standards and practices.