Building lifelong learners
Century Middle School's Mission Statement
Century Middle School's International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) provides opportunities, expectations and support for each student to become a knowledgeable, open-minded, active, and caring citizen of an ever-changing world. To this end, the programme challenges students to think critically, develop respect for different points of view, and embrace a lifelong journey of learning, hard work and academic excellence.
IB Mission Statement
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understandings and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
The International Baccalaureate – Middle Years Program (MYP) aims to develop internationally-minded, independent learners. MYP students are at an important age of transition, of personal, social, physical and intellectual development, of uncertainty and questioning, of searching for relevance and meaning. Emerging adolescents, influenced by their years of primary schooling, are entering a phase where their social and cultural experiences in and outside school have a determining impact on their perception of themselves, their self-esteem, their sense of identity and their capacity to relate to others. The programme is devised to help students develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly interrelated world. This implies a “living curriculum” one which calls for more than “knowing”: it involves reflective thinking, both critical and creative, about ideas and behaviors. It includes problem solving and analysis, clarification and discussion of personal beliefs and standards on which decisions are made. It also leads to critical thinking and action.