As our 5th grade elementary families prepare for middle school, we invite you to learn about the IB (International Baccalaureate) MYP (Middle Years Programme) at Sussman Middle School.

All 5th graders in Downey Unified have the opportunity to apply, and yes, space is limited. The application window is open now until March 1, 2024.

We encourage you to attend an information session hosted by Sussman to learn more about this fantastic learning experience, which will challenge your students and truly prepare them to develop the skills needed for the 21st century.

Info Session Details:

February 8 and February 21, 2024

6:00 pm at Sussman Middle School

RSVP for an Info Session:


If you are ready to apply, visit:

Please note: you will have to “register” for an account if you do not have one already. If you already have one, you will need to “log in”. We encourage you to use an email address you use frequently as this will be where all communications will go.

Select IB Candidate School — Sussman to begin the application.

For the application, you will need the following:

4th Grade, 3rd trimester (end of year) report card that shows both grades and behavior/citizenship

We encourage you to have this document ready prior to starting the application process so you can easily upload the necessary documents.

Admissions results will be communicated via email directly from Sussman staff prior to Spring Break (March 28-April 5)

We wish you the best of luck!