International Baccalaureate (IB) School

    IB Middle Years Programme


    Currently, KMS, along with all middle schools in Kyrene, will experience improvements as a result of the district’s middle school redesign. These changes are related to academic excellence, responsive instruction and support and student agency. As an authorized IB world school, teachers use IB methodologies: Learner Profile, Approaches to Learning and Global Contexts. Students will also participate in comprehensive projects that are integrated across curricular areas of study and involve real-world learning experience for our students.

    An IB program aims to develop internationally-minded learners, working within a global context and explores significant content. An IB program has a strong world language component which would provide our dual-language students with an option to continue their focus into middle school. 

    The learner profile for IB is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. 

    IB learners strive to be: 

    • Inquirers
    • Knowledgeable
    • Thinkers
    • Communicators
    • Principled
    • Open-minded
    • Caring
    • Risk-takers
    • Balanced
    • Reflective


    IB Policies

    Inclusion Policy

    Admissions Policy

    Academic Honesty Policy

    Assessment Policy

    Language Policy 


    IB Program Specific Grievance Forms

    This section is dedicated exclusively to parents and guardians of students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at our school. Here, we provide a structured way to address and resolve concerns specifically related to the IB curriculum, activities, and related matters.

    IB Grievances - STAFF

    IB Grading Practices

    IB Grading Criterion


    What is the IB?

    What is IB at Kyrene Middle School?

    Projects in an IB School

    The First Week in the IB


    The Middle Years Program (grades 6-8) is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world culminating in a community project. 

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    Kyrene Middle School
    1050 E. Carver Road 
    Tempe, AZ 85284
Last Modified on November 20, 2023