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MYP (Grades 7-10)

The Middle Years Programme (MYP)

All MPY students (grades 7-9) take the following core courses: English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, French or Spanish, Physical Education and Health.

The heart of the program revolves around five key elements:

  • Encourages international mindedness in students to develop a foundation in their own language and culture
  • Encourages a positive attitude to learning by challenging students to solve problems, show creativity and resourcefulness, and participate actively in their communities
  • Reflects real life by providing a framework that allows students to see the connections among the subjects themselves, and between the subjects and real issues
  • Support the development of communication skills to encourage inquiry, understanding, language acquisition, and to allow student reflection and expression
  • Emphasizes, through the learner profile, the development of the whole student – physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically

Students learn best when their learning experiences have context and are connected to their lives and their experience of the world that they have experienced.
Using global contexts, MYP students develop an understanding of their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet through developmentally appropriate explorations of:

  • identities and relationships
  • personal and cultural identity
  • orientations in space and time
  • scientific and technical innovation
  • fairness and development
  • globalization and sustainability.

Grade 10 and the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)
All grade 10 courses at Victoria School of the Arts are part of the IB Middle Years Programme.  MYP is a framework for teaching that benefits all students.  The MYP framework addresses a wide range of learning styles and involves all students in their own unique learning processes.  At Victoria School of the Arts students participate in a process of learning to discover and understand the connection between studies at school and life experiences. 

Community Project - Grade 9
This project focuses on community and service through the exploration of a need in the local, national or global community. Students will have the opportunity to explore a need they can bring attention to through a project. The core subjects and teachers will support this work in school, with additional time spent independently in small groups or individually.