Middle Years Programme

Middle Years Programme

Middle Years (Ages 11-15)

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP)



OTR International School is a candidate school* for the Middle Years Programme(MYP). This School is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophya commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education that we believe is important for our students.


 *Only schools authorised by the IB Organisation 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 authorisation will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org 


As a candidate School we will complete the standard authorization process that is in place for all IB programmes. During the process our School will work closely with the International Baccalaureate organization and ensure that the School’s mission aligns with the mission of the IB schools. Becoming an IB World School means joining over 4,700 schools worldwide in delivering IB programmes, and becoming part of a community of educators that is growing and developing constantly.


The Middle Years programme is an inclusive programme for our students in the lower secondary cycle offering a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.


 The MYP aims to develop students who are:

  • Active learners
  • Internationally minded
  • Able to empathize with others
  • Have the intellect and skills to pursue lives of purpose and meaning.

As part of the IB continuum, the MYP is designed to help students develop the characteristics of the IB learner profile ( https://www.ibo.org/benefits/learner-profile/ )


It offers students opportunities to:


  • develop their potential
  • explore their own learning preferences
  • take appropriate risks
  • reflect on, and develop, a strong sense of personal identity.                                                                                                                                                                     

At a time when students are establishing their identity and building their self-esteem, the MYP can motivate students and help them to achieve success in school and in life beyond the classroom.


You can find more about the MYP in the following the links:






For any supplementary information on the MYP and the structure of our secondary cycle you are very welcome to contact Ms Marousa Gourdi (OTR Director of the Secondary Classes) by e-mail in order to schedule an individual appointment: marousa.gourdi@otrschool.lu.