The International Baccalaureate Program at Talley
What is the Middle Years Program?
At Talley Middle School, the IB Middle Years Programme offers challenging courses that empower students to understand how core subjects are connected to the real world. Students become critical and reflective thinkers. This program is offered to 6th - 8th graders. It continues at Mount Pleasant at the 9th and 10th grade level.
Students take IB courses in eight IB subject groups and complete community service and personal projects. At the end of the Middle Years Programme, students complete a series of examinations to earn their certificate. Many go on to complete the Diploma Programme at Mount Pleasant High School.
Three concepts support and strengthen all areas of the curriculum. These concepts are based on:
- intercultural awareness
- holistic learning
Adolescents are at a crucial period of personal, social, physical and intellectual development. The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme is designed to help students build a positive attitude about learning and find a sense of belonging in the ever-changing world around them.
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 understanding 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.”