Inernational Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme


Bialik High School is a proud, accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the prestigious IB Middle Years Programme. We are also the first Jewish Day School to offer the IB Certificate.

IB Middle Years Program

The IB Middle Years Program (MYP) is a framework for learning founded on the goals of developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people whose knowledge, skills and attitudes will contribute to a better and more peaceful world.

The IB Learner Profile

  1. Knowledgeable
  2. Inquirers
  3. Communicators
  4. Thinkers
  5. Reflective
  6. Open-minded
  7. Risk-takers
  8. Caring
  9. Balanced
  10. Principled
The Curriculum 

Learning is achieved through a coherent, rigorous and contextualized curriculum that follows the Quebec Education Program (QEP) and is integrated with the mission and vision of JPPS-Bialik.

Subject Groups are:

  • Language and Literature,
  • Language Acquisition
  • Individuals and Societies
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Design
Learning in these subject groups focuses on developing conceptual understanding as well as approaches to learning (skill sets) in the areas of thinking, research, communication and self-management.  These invaluable and lifelong enable students to use their knowledge and skills in both familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

The Contexts

Learning is inquiry-based and set in both local and far-reaching settings and circumstances.

Global contexts that are cross-disciplinary are used to promote international-mindedness:

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

The Approaches to Learning

Skill sets that are cross-disciplinary enable students to develop skills for independent and collaborative learning.  They are organized in categories of learning skills:

  • Communication
  • Social
  • Self-management
  • Research
  • Thinking
Service and Action

Consistent with the mission, vision and values of JPPS-Bialik, students develop a commitment to service in local and widespread communities.   Participation in service throughout the five years is integral to the program. 

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