• IB Parent General Information

    JL Long Middle School is a authorized International Baccalaureate MYP school.

    For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.


    Please note that the student is always at the center of the IB Middle Years Program (MYP)


    What is The Middle Years Programme (MYP)?

    The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a curriculum framework designed for learners aged 11–16 by the International Baccalaureate (IB). 

    The MYP is a five-year programme, that can be implemented in a partnership between schools or in abbreviated two, three, or four-year formats.

    In an MYP classroom, you’ll notice that the students are at the center of learning. They are drawing connections between all subject areas, learning is explicitly linked to the world around them, participation in a foreign language is required, and a variety of formal and informal assessments are used to inform teaching and learning. 

    MYP learning experiences infuse global points of view wherever possible in order to promote understanding of other cultures, an awareness of the human condition and an understanding that there is a commonality of human experience.

    The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents. Students take the core courses of language and literature, individuals and societies, mathematics, sciences, physical and health education, language acquisition, arts, and design. 

    A unique feature of the programme is that it extends the traditional curriculum to include immersion in four themes— approaches to teaching and approaches to learning, global contexts and concepts. 

    Students also complete a personal project, which is an independent piece of work that may be an essay, an artistic production or another form of expression.



    The Learner Profile       

    The International Baccalaureate® (IB) learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success.

    They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them.

    Each of the IB's programmes is committed to the development of students according to the IB learner profile.

    The profile aims to develop learners who are:

    • Inquirers
    • Open-minded
    • Knowledgeable
    • Caring
    • Thinkers
    • Risk-takers
    • Communicators
    • Balanced
    • Principled
    • Reflective



    What is IB?

    Description of how all 4 IB Programs work together to support students in making the world a better, more peaceful place. 


    MYP Facts for Parents



    The MYP Programme at a Glance