Middle Years Programme

12 – 16 years

What is the Middle Years Programme?

A challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, the MYP is inclusive by design; students of all interests and academic abilities can benefit from their participation.

About the programme

The MYP is designed for students aged 12 to 16. It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement – essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.

The MYP builds upon the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and prepares students to meet the academic challenges of the IB Diploma Programme (DP) and the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC).

Mälardalen International School (MISV) is a candidate school within the International Baccalaureate Organization to deliver the Middle Years Programme. IB schools share a common philosophy and a commitment to a high quality education.

You can learn more about how we implement the Middle Years Programme at MISV through our policies:

Admissions Policy

Language Policy

Assessment Policy

Academic Integrity Policy

Inclusion Policy

Mälardalen International School is a Candidate School* for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Mälardalen International School believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org.

Age range:
12 – 16 years
Programme brochure:

International Baccalaureate (IB) framework

Middle Years Programme

MYP Program Model

The MYP is a challenging and interesting course of study. Students need:

  • to actively take responsibility for their learning
  • to work and cooperate closely with others
  • to explore new ways of understanding and inquiring into the world around them.

The MYP aims to do more than allow students to progress in different subject areas. It allows students to make connections to real-world experiences and actions within their communities as well as understand concepts and skills that can be applied and understood across subject areas. The ultimate aim of the MYP is to help students prepare for life.