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Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

~ John Dewey

L'éducation est pour l'enfance ce qu'est l'eau pour une plante.

~ Alphonse de Châteaubriant

Après le pain, l'éducation est le premier besoin d'un peuple.

~ Georges Jacques Danton

Siempre que enseñes, enseña a la vez a dudar de lo que enseñes.

~ José Ortega y Gasset


International Baccalaureate MYP

International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP)

 MYP Coordinator Julie Bloch

What is the MYP?

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) is a philosophy and a framework that is meant to...

What does the MYP look like at JGMS?


Students are involved in community and service, they have engaging classroom experiences that cause them to think about the environment, health and social issues, how human ingenuity has improved our world, and how we are interconnected.


Students are balanced learners, taking on eight subjects for each year of the MYP: Language A (English), mathematics, science, Language B (either Spanish or French), humanities, PE, arts, and technology. 


Each unit of study is driven by unit question that invites students into the content and inquire about it in the context of the Area of Interaction: Environments, Health and social education, human ingenuity, or community and service.


Assessment is engaging, rigorous, constructed response, projects, performances, responses or products.  All MYP assessments are graded with MYP criteria.  The criteria varies from subject to subject.

Holistic Education :

At JGMS we endeavor to support the development of the whole child: the academic as well as the social-emotional profile of each student. We have word of the month assemblies, follow-up activities in ASAP as well as reinforce these traits across all of the subjects.

Research shows that IB primary and middle-years students perform better in international assessments than their peers at non-IB schools (click here for more information)

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What do students think?