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International School Suva

World Class Citizens ~ Life Long Learners

Middle Years Program (MYP)


ISS MYP (Middle Years Programme) Year 6-10

Here at ISS we offer the IB (International Baccalaureate) MYP for Year 6-10 (11-16 Year olds). 

The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.

The program empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers. 

The MYP Structure

MYP Structure1

The MYP builds on the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed in the PYP and prepares students for the rigor and requirements of the DP. As a broad curriculum framework, the MYP requires all students to study eight distinct subject areas: individuals and societies, language and literature, language acquisition, mathematics, design, arts, sciences, and physical and health education.

The MYP framework emphasizes learning in authentic contexts, building and deepening conceptual understandings, and developing skills that enable students to learn and thrive in our world. Students who participate in the MYP build confidence, learn by doing and connecting to the larger world, develop an understanding of global challenges, and act as responsible citizens.

Service learning plays a significant role, requiring students to take part in service activities in the surrounding community, and they are expected to objectively analyze their work and progress on a regular basis. The MYP cumulates in the personal project, which is an opportunity for students to apply all of the understandings and skills they have developed throughout the program in a personal task of their choosing.