Middle Years Programme

James Madison Middle School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School authorized to offer the Middle Years Programme (MYP).  The Middle Years Programme is one of three programmes offered by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).  MYP is a flexible instructional framework designed for students in Grades 6 through 10 that encourages students to become critical thinkers, life-long learners, and responsible global citizens. We offer the IB Middle Years Programme to all students in grades 7-8. 


MYP at Madison

James Madison Middle School will offer MYP as an inclusive, whole-school model. We believe that all students are capable of achieving at high levels when they are both challenged and nurtured. MYP provides a healthy balance of academic support and extension that will help all students perform to their full potential.

Madison students Have the option to articulate into Frederick Douglass High School for the final two years of the programme. Students can earn an IBO Middle Years Programme certificate if they take all eight subject areas each year of the program, score well on MYP assessments, and complete a personal project in Grade 10.

The Middle Years Programme will benefit James Madison students in several ways:

  • Increased rigor and emphasis on critical thinking skills
  • Student centered learning
  • Coherent, relevant, and engaging curriculum
  • Variety of teaching and learning methods
  • Systematic approach to learning how to learn
  • Understanding and appreciation for diverse cultures
  • Community investment and pride in the neighborhood school