The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) welcomes students from the age of 11 onwards. The MYP at the International School Laren​ is a four year programme preparing students for the IB Dipl​oma Programme. MYP students study eight subject areas including at least two ​languages, humanities, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical education and design. 

The MYP Philosophy

Each subject emphasises the MYP's fundamental principles to student learning which are:​

  • Holistic learning - accentuating the interrelatedness of one subject to another while, at the same time, thoroughly studying each subject discretely.
  • Intercultural awareness - considering and understanding multiple perspectives in a bid to foster tolerance, respect and empathy.
  • Communication - developing inquiry and understanding, reflection and expression through all subjects. This is represented in the form of ICT and visual and performing arts as well as through language communication.

At the end of the Middle Years Programme, students can apply for entrance to the IB Diploma Programme.​​


For more information about each subject, please click on the video links below:

Language & literature


English Maths

Language acquisition

The Arts

Spanish Performing Arts
Dutch Music

Individuals & society


Social Studies​ Design 


Physical and Health education

Integrated Science PHE


Mentor Lesson
Challenge Hour

World School Candidacy Phase

The International School Laren is a Candidate School for the IB Middle Years Programme and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. For more information please click here