MYP Model

Info graphic of the MYP componets

An International Baccalaureate education for middle school

Middle Years Programme logoThe International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme is a rigorous academic program for middle school students. Established in 2010, the program weaves a global perspective into students’ learning while encouraging self-direction, critical thinking and collaboration. MYP is acknowledged worldwide.

All students who attend Discovery are automatically enrolled in the program; however, MYP is open to all VPS students through the boundary exception process.

The program consists of eight subject groups that integrate the six global contexts. Students study their mother tongue, a second language, humanities, sciences, math, arts, PE and technology. Throughout the eight subject areas, students will develop an understanding of the IB learner profile. The 10 qualities of the learner profile inspire and motivate the work of teachers and students by providing the values of the IB and a definition of “international mindedness.”


Mark PhelanMYP coordinator
“If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want. “
—Elbert Hubbard • Quote of the Day
“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”
—Denis Waitley • Quote of the Day