Middle Years Programme

MYP is acknowledged worldwide.

Middle Years Programme

An International Baccalaureate program for middle school students

IB Middle Years ProgrammeThe 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.

How to apply

MYP is located at Discovery Middle School and all students who attend are automatically a part of the program; however, MYP is open to all students in VPS through the boundary exception process, although transportation from outside Discovery’s boundary area is not provided.

Ten reasons to become a MYP student

Become a lifelong learner

Learn “how to learn” using communication, research, self-management, collaboration and critical thinking skills.

Learn by doing

Learn community service and connect what you learn in the classroom to real life through the MYP community project.

Develop critical thinking

Learn how to analyse and evaluate issues, generate novel ideas and consider new perspectives.

Explore global chalenges

Increase your understanding of the world by exploring globally significant ideas and issues.

Learn for understanding

Not just to memorize facts or topics and prepare for exams.

Train yourself

Train yourself to organize your work, meet deadlines, concentrate, bounce back, persist and think positively.

Subjects are not taught in isolation

You are encouraged to make connections between subjects.

Empowers you to develop your talents

Feel empowered to prove what you know and earn the MYP certificate or MYP course results.

Prepare for your future education

Prepare yourself for the IB diploma program or IB career-related certificates delivered by IB world schools globally.

Gain international-mindedness

The MYP helps you appreciate your own culture and history, as well as the values and traditions of others.

MYP Info


Jennifer Brown Sanders

Curriculum coordinator


Mark Phelan

MYP coordinator
Discovery Middle School