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At Niu Valley Middle School, we encourage students to actively look for the connections between traditional subjects and the real world.

The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is designed to help students in grades 6-8 to become critical and reflective thinkers, and find a sense of belonging in the world’s shifting landscape.

The Eight Subject Groups

The MYP consists of eight subject groups:

Language Acquisition, Language and Literature, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics, Arts, Physical and Health Education, and Design.

In their final year, students will also undertake an independent personal project to demonstrate the development of their skills and understanding.

About the International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate is a not-for-profit international educational foundation. Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, IB has since educated over 1 million students. There are 3,521 IB schools, offering a total of 4,377 programs in 144 countries.

The IB offers four educational programmes across the world. Central to the IB is the concept of education as a lifelong process.

IB programs have a reputation for:

  • Maintaining high academic standards,
  • Arming students with life skills and preparing them for life in a globalized world, and
  • Developing young people who are active, knowledgeable and caring, and prepared for life in a global society.

For more information about the International Baccalaureate, visit