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International Baccalaureate

Middle Years Curriculum
 
For over 35 years, IB has been an internationally-respected program creating life-long learners prepared to participate in their global community.

IB is proud to encourage positive attitudes toward learning through its practices of: asking challenging questions, critical reflection, and development of research skills – learning how to learn. Community service is encouraged because IB believes that there is more to learning than education alone.
 
IB’s middle school program approaches subjects through five areas of interaction:

  • Approaches to Learning: providing students with tools they can use to learn, including an awareness of how they learn best.
  • Community & Service: requiring students to take an active part in their community.
  • Human Ingenuity: explore the processes and products of human creativity.
  • Environment: developing an awareness of our interdependence with the environment.
  • Health & Social Education: physical, social and emotional health and intelligence.

Subjects studied:
  • Humanities
  • Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Mathematics
  • Arts
  • Sciences
  • English
  • Foreign Language
Teachers assess students’ grasp of the subjects through assessment tasks that could include:
  • Open-ended, problem-solving activities and investigations
  • Organized debates
  • Hands-on experimentation
  • Analysis
  • Reflection

Because the middle school years are a critical phase of personal and intellectual development, students this age require a program that helps students participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly interrelated world. Learning how to learn and how to evaluate information critically is as important as learning facts.

It is important to note that Harvard, and other Ivy League schools look for IB diploma students first when receiving student transcripts – this is because IB students are prepped for problem-solving, and are trained by the IB curriculum to be motivated, analytical students.
 
NP Moss Middle is currently an International Baccalaureate Candidate School.