Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School and George Mason High School are currently MYP candidate schools. Both schools will be in the authorization phase during the 2015-2016 school year.


The Middle Years Programme (MYP) helps students develop both subject-specific and interdisciplinary understanding. The_MYP curriculum framework_includes:

  • Approaches to learning (ATL), helping students learn how to learn by developing skills for research, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management
  • Key and related concepts, helping students explore big ideas that matter
  • Global contexts, helping students understand the relevance and importance of their study for understanding their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet.

The MYP culminates in an_independent learning project. Students complete a significant piece of work over an extended period of time, encouraging them to consolidate their learning and reflect on the outcomes of their work.