• What is the IB Middle Years Program?

    Please note: Somers Middle School is a candidate school for the Middle Years Programme. We are pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy, a commitment to high quality, and challenging, international education that Somers Middle School believes are important for our students.  


    International Baccalaureate (IB) 

    The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit organization that serves students from ages 3-19 around the world.  As of July 8, 2019, there are 6,745 programmes being offered worldwide, across 5,139 schools in 156 countries.  


    IB Mission Statement: 

    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. 

    International Baccalaureate 


    Middle Years Program (MYP): 

    The Middle Years Program is one of several programmes offered by IB. The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers a continuum of international education ranging from age 3-19. These programmes encourage both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development. 

    In order to teach IB programmes, schools must be authorized. Every school authorized to offer IB programmes is known as an IB World School. 


    You can read about each of the IB programmes by following the links below.  

    IB Programmes 


    Middle Years Programme Model