International Baccalaureate at Hopkins Junior Highs

Creating rigorous, relevant, and global learning experiences

North Junior High and West Junior High are International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools. Each school has implemented the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP) in seventh, eighth, and ninth-grade.

Designed for students ages 11 to 16, the MYP provides a framework for learning that encourages students to become creative, critical, and reflective thinkers. An international education model, the MYP allows all students to participate in a rigorous program and curriculum that promotes healthy relationships, ethical responsibility and personal challenge.   

Rigorous and internationally focused curriculum 

IB provides us with an exciting set of tools to expand and increase rigor in universal and authentic ways including:

  • Second language requirement
  • Culminating project in ninth-grade
  • Inquiry approach to learning and concept-based units
  • Global contexts connecting classroom learning to the real world

International Baccalaureate articles  

Junior High Students Get a 'Taste of Service' with Community Action Day 
Hopkins Junior High Program Moves Forward with International Baccalaureate (IB) 

Relevant, global learning 

IB increases understanding of languages and cultures, and explores globally significant ideas and issues. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement -qualities essential for life in the 21st century.

Learn more about IB by watching the video below