Middle Years Programme

What is MYP?

The MYP serves students in grades 6-10. Our instructional programme encourages students to make connections between their studies in the classroom and their experiences in the real world.

The MYP fosters the development of communications skills, understanding intercultural identities, and global/civic engagement - essential qualities for life in the 21st century.

At GHC, we have an extensive range of courses and subjects for students to choose from. In addition to our programme preparing students for high school and college, our commitment to community service and outreach activities supports our students in becoming socially conscious and responsible young adults.

The MYP at GHC further reflects the intercultural identity and diversity that is at the core of the IB framework. Students learn in a community of peers who inspire, challenge, and encourage one another to be their best selves.


Subject Groups

Language and Literature

Language Acquisition

Individuals and Societies

Experimental Sciences



 Physical/Health Education


What do the PYP, MYP, and DP have in common?


All three programmes have a strong international dimension


Require study across a broad range of subjects


Include both individual subjects and interdisciplinary areas


Gives special emphasis to learning languages


Focus on developing the skills of learning


Provides opportunities for individual and collaborative exploration


Encourages students to become responsible members of their community

IB Learner Profile

Global Contexts

MYP students develop an understanding of their common humanity and shared guardianship of the panet through developmentally appropriate explorations of: 

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

Approaches to Learning (ATL)

Through the approaches to learning (ATLs), students develop an understanding of how they learn best, and use strategies that they have found to be successful.

The Personal Project

Students explore an issue that they are passionate about, and that has community or global significance. They use technological tools to share their learning with their school community and reflect on their learning experiences.

Granada Hills Charter is a Candidate School* for the International Baccalaureate 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 Granada Hills Charter 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. For further  information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org