The Mission of IB
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.
The Mission of Hilton Head Island Middle School
The mission of HHIMS is to provide challenging curricula with high expectations for learning that develop productive citizens who can solve problems and contribute to a global society.
What is the MYP?
The MYP is a challenging framework that teaches students through inquiry to see the interconnections between what they learn in class with the real world.
The MYP is a five-year programme (grades 6th-10th), which we implement in partnership with Hilton Head Island High School. Students who complete the MYP are equipped to advance their studies in the IB Diploma Programme (DP) starting in the 11th grade at Hilton Head Island High School.
The MYP curriculum
The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents.
The MYP requires at least 50 hours of teaching time for each subject group, in each year of the programme. In the final two years of the programme, carefully-defined subject group flexibility allows students to meet local requirements and personal learning goals.
Read about the MYP Curriculum
The IB’s mission is central to its work with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. This powerful mission that drives learning informs the development of each IB World School—as well as the IB’s larger global community of students and their families, teachers and supporters. IB World Schools strive to help realize this purpose for learning within their own local, state, national, international and global contexts. (For more information refer to the IB Programme Standards & Practices)
School culture refers to the written and unwritten rules that define how a school functions. It also encompasses personal and collective well-being, the effective utilization of physical and human resources, and the extent to which a school acknowledges and celebrates diversity.
Schools develop, implement, communicate and review effective policies that help to create a school culture in which IB philosophy can thrive. (For more information refer to the IB Programme Standards & Practices)