IB Middle Years Program

Grades 7 - 10

What is the IB MYP?

The IB MYP is an inclusive program for all Robinson students in Grades 7-10. Through the efforts of Robinson’s teachers, the MYP stresses inquiry-based learning, the development of skills for learning, a rigorous engagement with academic content, and an understanding of cross-curricular concepts.

In keeping with the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), the Middle Years Program (MYP) provides a rigorous learning environment that invests and engages students in the development of skills critical to their ability to compete and thrive in the 21st Century. 

The IBMYP is a comprehensive, in-depth course of study that provides a framework of academic rigor in the following eight content areas: Mathematics, Science, Individuals and Societies (Social Studies), Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Physical and Health Education, Arts, and Design.

Students use six global contexts through which they examine the interrelatedness of these subject areas and how they relate to the larger world. These contexts are:

  • Identities and Relationships
  • Orientation in Space and Time
  • Personal and Cultural Expression
  • Scientific and Technical Innovation
  • Globalization and Sustainability, and
  • Fairness and Development

Read more about the IB approach to the subject areas and the global contexts 

Where We Are

Robinson has applied to the International Baccalaureate (IB) to become an authorized IB MYP school. Our application is currently under review and a verification visit by IB is scheduled for the Spring of 2018.

Fostering the attributes of the IB Learner Profile stands as the primary goal of every IB Program.  The IB MYP is no different.

IB MYP Coordinator

Chris DelGrosso | cjdelgrosso@fcps.edu | 703-426-6886.

IB MYP Personal Project Coordinator

Amy Riddick | amriddick@fcps.edu.