International Baccalaureate (IB) School

    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.

    A three-year implementation plan describes exciting changes for KMS as we work to become an International Baccalaureate (IB) school. The three-year plan for implementation includes the use of 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


    IB Grading Practices


    What is the IB?

    Learning for an Undefined Future (Approaches to Learning skills)

    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 personal project. 
    Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
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    Kyrene Middle School
    1050 E. Carver Road 
    Tempe, AZ 85284
Last Modified on July 29, 2019