About the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Anwatin

Anwatin has been an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School since 2010 and is part of a worldwide network of IB schools. All Anwatin students are IB learners; while Anwatin Middle School learners encompass grades 6 through 8, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) continues into high school through grade 10.  As such, Anwatin students may choose to attend and continue studying in the MYP (and into the Diploma Programme) at a number of MPS high school sites including Edison, Henry, Roosevelt, Southwest, and Washburn.  By experiencing the full MYP, learners will enjoy a world-class education and continuity in many remarkable features.  The IB, no matter the level, fosters a love of learning, encourages curiosity, and develops life-long learners.

Anwatin’s mission is to develop young people to become principled, open-minded, inquiring members of a global community, and students should expect to learn: 

  • Research skills
  • Communication skills
  • Social skills

  • Thinking skills

  • Self Management skills

These are also known as IB’s Approaches to Learning.

Anwatin also shares the values shown with the IB Learner Profile traits: 

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

We celebrate students from all across the school who exemplify the above traits and promote the continous growth and development of the complete IB Learner Profile across all grades and subjects.

Students in the IB MYP study eight subjects each year:

  • Language & Literature
  • Language Acquisition (Spanish)
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts (Art, Band, Dance)
  • Individuals and Society (MN Studies, US Studies, World Studies)
  • Design (Independent Living, Media and Technology)
  • Physical and Health Education

Here's what the International Baccalaureate Organization says about the IB Middle Years Programme

  • addresses holistically students' intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being
  • provides students opportunities to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skillsthey need in order to manage complexity and take responsible action for the future
  • ensures breadth and depth of understanding through study in eight subject groups
  • requires the study of at least two languages (language of instruction and additional language of choice) to support students in understanding their own cultures and those of others
  • empowers students to participate in service within the community
  • helps to prepare students for further education, the workplace