Midland International was authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Programme on March 7, 2005. Schools authorized to offer the IB programme are evaluated by the IBP every five years after their initial evaluation visit. These visits ensure that the high standards and integrity of the program is maintained.
About the Primary Years Programme
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) is an international curriculum, a philosophy and a way of teaching, developed by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). The IB PYP is designed for all students in the primary grades. At Midland International, the IB PYP is offered in grades kindergarten through fifth grade.
The IB PYP is unique in that its focus is on the development of the whole child, affecting hearts as well as minds, while addressing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academics. The IB PYP schools ultimately promote creating citizens who are internationally-minded individuals.
The Academic Philosophy of the IBO
The academic philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Organization is identified in its mission statement:
The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end, the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and life-long learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Adopted: Making the PYP Happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education (January 2007)
IB Middle Years Programme (grade 6-8)
North Middle School
IB Middle Years Programme (grades 9-10)
IB Diploma Programme (grades 11-12)
Palmer High School at 328-5000
For further information visit www.IBO.org