Middle Years (Ages 11-15) 

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP)


MYP Presentation

We are very pleased to announce that the secondary cycle of OTR International School has been officially accepted as a candidate to offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP).

As a candidate school we will complete the standard authorization process that’s 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 ( )

 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 Madame Marousa Gourdi (Directrice du Cycle Secondaire) by e-mail to make an appointment:


 OTR MYP workshop April 2019