International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP)
Williams IB Middle Years Programme
What is the International Baccalaureate Program?
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB/MYP) is an internationally recognized, rigorously academic curriculum for self-motivated and achievement-oriented students. Because the IB/MYP offers a comprehensive and systematic education of the whole person, it is widely regarded as the most challenging, college preparatory program in the world.
The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization 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 lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by way of email at email@example.com.
Community and Service (CAS)
Creativity, action, service (CAS) is a mandatory core component of the IB Diploma Program. It aims to provide a 'counterbalance' to the academic rigor of the educational program.
Creativity is interpreted broadly to include a wide range of activities that involve creative thinking. Creativity provides students with the opportunity to explore their own sense of original thinking and expression.
Action is focused on getting involved in physical exertion that contributes to a healthy lifestyle. The aim of Action is to promote lifelong healthy habits related to physical well-being.
Service requires students to understand their capacity to make a meaningful contribution to their community and society. Through Service, students develop and apply personal and social skills in real-life situations involving decision-making, problem-solving, initiative, responsibility, and accountability for their actions.
CAS aims to develop students who are:
- reflective thinkers—they understand their own strengths and limitations, identify goals and devise strategies for personal growth
- willing to accept new challenges and new roles
- aware of themselves as members of communities with responsibilities towards each other and the environment
- active participants in sustained, collaborative projects
- balanced—they enjoy and find significance in a range of activities involving intellectual, physical, creative and emotional experiences.