Who can offer the MYP?

The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is offered by many types of schools around the world, including state-supported schools, independent schools and international schools.

A wide range of curriculum requirements can be met very successfully through the programme’s flexible, inquiry-based, concept-driven curriculum.

Find further information on how the IB’s programmes have been used alongside national, regional or district curriculums

Read about the new rule that makes MYP implementation simpler.

What’s the process for implementing the MYP?

Any school with students aged 11 to 16 can apply to implement the MYP and become an IB World School.

Interested schools must successfully complete an authorization process. During this process, the IB supports schools in building the understanding and organizational structures it will need to implement IB’s programmes.

Read about the authorization process for the MYP.

Must a school be fully authorized to implement the MYP?

A school can trial the implementation of the MYP before it is fully authorized. In order to begin trial implementation of the MYP, schools must submit an application and have its status confirmed by the IB as a candidate school. 

Schools with candidate status then work towards becoming IB World Schools, according to the steps outlined in the authorization process.

Read about the benefits of becoming an IB World School.