Nurturing Confident Learners

International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme*

What is an IB Education?

IB students take responsibility for their own learning.

Our programmes help IB students:

  • ask challenging questions
  • think critically
  • learn across disciplines
  • develop research skills proven to help them in higher education

What Does an IB Student Look Like?

At the core of all IB Programmes is the learner profile, 10 attributes fostered in students that promote their development as responsible members of their local, national, and global communities. IB learners strive to be:











How the IB MYP Helps Develop Students

Parents who want the best possible education for their children choose the MYP because it includes:

Higher Reasoning

Rigorous Learning Objectives

Ensures breadth and depth of understanding through study in eight subject groups.

Self Esteem

Student-Centered Learning

Provides students opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and mindset they need to be successful.
Respect For Cultures

International Perspectives

Helps students appreciate their own culture and personal history, as well as the values and traditions
of others.

Respect For Cultures


Every student in the program will have a language class starting in 6th grade!

Holistic Education

Develop Learning Strategies

Students focus on approaches to learning with a critical lens and evaluate application of their knowledge in real-world scenarios.

How to Apply

We are excited that you are interested in this program! Students who demonstrate dedication to learning and value education are good candidates for an IB MYP journey.

The 2024-2025 application window is now closed. The 2025-2026 window for incoming 6th graders will open in February 2025.

Submit Records

4th grade grades, behavior, and attendance records


Minimum of one teacher recommendation (provide email for digital entry)

Transfer Requirements

If requesting a transfer, must meet all permit requirements (minimum 2.5 GPA and permit release, etc...)

Want to Learn More?

If you'd like to learn more about the program, please fill out the form. We will reach out to you.

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*Sussman is an IB Candidate School for the Middle Years Programme.“This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education that Sussman believes is important for our students.”

Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

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