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IB Middle Years Programme

MYP students during IFOM lab

YEARS 7-11

At ICS Milan we offer the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)*, that provides intellectual challenge for students aged 11-16. It encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and in life.

The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning. The programme empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally, and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical, and reflective thinkers.

Physical Education during Middle School

Following the MYP allows our students to:

  • build confidence in managing their own learning
  • learn by doing, connecting the classroom to the larger world
  • consistently have greater success in IB Diploma Programme examinations
  • develop an understanding of global challenges and a commitment to act as responsible global citizens.

*ICS Milan is a Candidate School** for the MYP. 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 ICS Milan 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