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Middle Years Programme

Grades 6-10

The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is an innovative curriculum framework that encourages students to make connections between their studies and the real world.  It builds on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned during the Primary Years Programme (PYP), and prepares students for the demanding requirements of the IB Diploma Programme (DP). 

The MYP aims to develop internationally-minded active learners who can empathize with others and pursue lives filled with purpose and meaning. It empowers students to explore a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally, and globally. The result is young people who are curious, creative, and critical and reflective thinkers. This educational philosophy is alive and flourishing at LILA, and when coupled with our caring culture and relationship-based community, it truly sets us apart from more traditional institutions.  

Personal Project

In 10th grade, students showcase their skills and passions in a Personal Project – a self-directed inquiry and reflection project. This capstone project, similar to Exhibition in PYP, starts in September and ends in February. It is the culmination of their time in MYP.  



Throughout their time in MYP students will engage in eight different subject areas, each focusing the skills they will need to be lifelong learners who make a difference in their communities and the world around them. 

"IB stands out from other curriculum frameworks by focusing on student communication, and social, self-management, research, and thinking skills, rather than just the factual content of each course. It is through this skill-based approach, guided by adults who model the IB Learner Profile, that we help students continue to develop the attributes  of the Learner Profile themselves."