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The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP)

Grades 6-8

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) emphasizes communication, international mindedness, and critical thinking through its eight core courses, which are taught through six global contexts. The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century.

Eight Core Courses of the IB MYP

All eighth grade MYP students also complete a yearlong Independent Community Project.

  • Language and Literature (English)
  • Language Acquisition (French, Spanish, Mandarin, and Japanese)
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Individuals and Societies (Social Studies)
  • Design and Technology
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Arts (Performing or Visual Arts)

Global Contexts

Core Themes of the IB MYP

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

The IB Learner Profile

  • Inquirer
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

Fast Facts about Gulliver’s 2019-20 MYP students


Year of MYP Authorization

2011

Total Number of MYP Students in Grades 6-8

217

Countries of Birth

11

Total Number of Languages Spoken

15

For more information about Gulliver’s IB MYP Programme, please contact the IB MYP Co-Coordinators, Tiffany Medina at tmedina@gulliverprep.org or Maria Picado at mpicado@gulliverprep.org.

 

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Grades 11-12

Gulliver Preparatory School has been an IB World School since 1996 and was the first private school in South Florida to be authorized to offer the IB Diploma Programme (DP).

The DP aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people in grades 11-12 who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

The Gulliver IB Diploma Programme strives to create a learning community that challenges students to higher levels of thinking and performance. The interdisciplinary focus of the programme allows students to see connections and develop a shared mission, goal, and respect within a collaborative setting. The programme offers a world-class education in a private setting, where attention to the individual is paramount.

Over the last 24 testing sessions, Gulliver’s IB Diploma Programme boasts a 95% passing rate – a testament to Gulliver’s commitment to academic distinction.

Gulliver’s DP students emerge from the programme prepared for the demands of college life with a genuine interest in global awareness, as well as 21st-century skills and values for entry into the complex world.

The DP Curriculum is comprised of:

Six Subject Groups

  • Language and Literature (English)
  • Language Acquisition (Spanish, French, Italian, and Mandarin)
  • Individuals and Societies (Social Sciences)
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • The Arts

The DP Core

  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
  • Extended Essay
  • Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)

IB Reflections

In their Own Words

Arul Shrivastava ‘22

“I like to say that I’m more of a STEM student than a “writer,” however, as well as learning how to be a better writer, the IB has helped me in embracing an interdisciplinary approach to the world. By ensuring that my focus is not on any one subject more than another, I have started to appreciate the world as a whole rather than staying in my own scientific bubble. I have been in the IB in two different schools and the IB brings us together. All in all, IB students become international, genuine people, accepting of everyone regardless of any philosophical or physical differences. When I first walked into school, I was obviously nervous about making friends. I must say that the moment I walked into my first class, I not only felt accepted, I also felt that there were no gaps in culture or academics.”

Olaia Rackauskas ‘22

“I have really enjoyed my experience in the IB Programme because it has allowed me to learn a lot about myself as a student and overall person. This is due to the application-focused curriculum, which teaches me to use the knowledge that I gain in class in my day-to-day life. The IB Programme has also allowed me to connect to my fellow classmates on a closer level, which is special because I really enjoy seeing them grow with me. My favorite aspect of the programme is its flexibility with choosing classes, as it has allowed me to triple up in science classes both years. I love that I am able to pursue my strong interest in science while seeing my friends pursue their interests in other subjects, such as economics.”

Jorge Bohorquez ‘22

“I feel as though the curriculum the IB Programme has to offer serves to provide each student with classes that pertain to each of their personal interests. IB serves to broaden the horizons of students through an international education with high quality educational programs. Through its continuous emphasis on world studies, IB influences individuals to become more culturally aware citizens. It has been a pleasure to partake in the IB Programme, and it is without a doubt that I would recommend it to rising juniors.”

Daniela Chiarini ‘22

“In IB, I am surrounded by students who are similar to me in the aspect of determination. We are all working extremely hard towards similar deadlines and our curriculum is pushing us to be the best students we can be. I know the IB Programme will help me be prepared for college in several aspects. This program makes me work on my organizational skills and problem-solving, as well as to be responsible, open-minded, and independent.”

Nicole Hellmund ‘22

“The IB Programme really taught me to be a better writer, a better learner, and a better student. The rigorous course load is full of classes questioning the value of knowledge and the value of intelligence, while also looking into the discussion of “facts” and ideals.”

For more information about Gulliver’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme,
please contact Jan Patterson, Programme Coordinator,
at 305.666.7937 ext. 1415 or jpatterson@gulliverprep.org.

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