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Vista Heights Middle School IB Middle Years Program (MYP)

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Vista Heights is an authorized school for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. The IB MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. The MYP is inclusive by design; students of all interests and academic abilities can benefit from their participation. As part of the program, students take classes from eight different curricular areas.


Jill Dayton, our IB MYP Coordinator, shares information with families via a quarterly newsletter. Here are links to previous newsletters:

Quarter 1 2023-2024 Newsletter

Quarter 2 2023-2024 Newsletter

Quarter 3 2023-2024 Newsletter

IB MYP Curriculum

IB Learner Profile

IB Learner Profile and Descriptions English
IB Learner Profiles w/ Description Spanish

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them. Each of the IB's programs is committed to the development of students according to the IB learner profile.

The profile aims to develop learners who are:

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

Teachers incorporate the IB Learner Profiles into their unit and lesson plans so that students can experience growth in these areas over time. Developing these attributes will help students become well-rounded, globally minded individuals.

Vista Heights Middle School is an IB World School authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Vista Heights Middle School believes is important for our students. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit , or please contact Jill Dayton, for information about the program at Vista Heights.