IB Middle Years Programme

  • The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP) is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.

    Mountainside Middle School and Desert Mountain High School are IB MYP candidate schools for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. In preparation for final authorization, Mountainside and Desert Mountain have been sending administrators and educators for IB MYP training as well as preparing the school schedule and course catalog to reflect the changes that will accommodate the implementation of the MYP program.  All sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students at Mountainside are learners in the IB MYP program. Students entering  Desert Mountain in  grades 9 and 10 may apply to the IB MYP Program.  Desert Mountain will offer this program as a school, within a school.

    Additional Information on International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program

    The links below are directed to parents for general information and frequently asked questions about the IB MYP:
    MYP Fact Sheet for Parents
    MYP FAQs

Mission Statement

  • Mountainside Middle School provides diverse educational opportunities that foster academic, social and emotional growth, inspiring students to create their future in a global community.


Vision Statement

  • To offer meaningful opportunities for all learners to explore and develop skills and traits needed to reach their highest potential as contributors to creating a better and more peaceful world.



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