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  • Preparing Students to be Successful in School and to be Active, Lifelong Learners

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    What is the MYP?

    The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) emphasizes intellectual challenge. It encourages students ages 11 to 16 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing for success in further study and in life.

    What the MYP Offers Students

    The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize 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. 

    Benefits for Students

    Students who attend an IB World School are given a unique education. They will. . . .
    • be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning
    • take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world
    • become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language
    • be able to engage with people in a increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.

    Why JL Long is an IB Middle School?

    Research shows that students participating in the IB MYP:
    • build confidence in managing their own learning
    • learn by doing, connecting the classroom to the larger world
    • out perform 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 commitment to act as responsible citizens.