Alice L. Barnard Elementary


At Alice L. Barnard Elementary School, we proudly offer the esteemed and rigorous International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Our students benefit from an accelerated academic curriculum encompassing language, humanities, science, art, and math. Additionally, Spanish language instruction is available for students from Kindergarten through 8th Grade. We collaborate with numerous community organizations to enrich our academic offerings.

IB Middle Years Programme

The MYP presents a rigorous framework that fosters students' ability to forge tangible links between their academic pursuits and real-world applications. It spans five years and can be executed through school partnerships or in condensed formats ranging from two to four years. Graduates of the MYP emerge well-equipped for the IB Diploma Programme (DP) or Career-related Programme (CP).

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Curriculum Overview Comprising eight subject groups, the MYP curriculum framework delivers a comprehensive and well-rounded education tailored for early adolescents.

Each subject group mandates a minimum of 50 teaching hours annually throughout the program. In the program's culminating years, students benefit from flexible subject group configurations to meet local standards and individual learning objectives.

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Assessment and Accreditation In the program's final year, students have the option to undergo the MYP eAssessment, which yields IB-endorsed grades derived from examinations and coursework. Those opting for external assessment become eligible for MYP course results and the IB MYP Certificate.

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Access and Enrollment The MYP welcomes students aged 11 to 16, provided they attend schools authorized to administer the program.

Designed with inclusivity in mind, the MYP caters to students of varying interests and academic proficiencies. While it emphasizes whole-school engagement, academically selective models can also integrate the program.

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Educational Resources for MYP Institutions Educators gain access to an array of resources facilitating teaching and professional development within the MYP framework.

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