Middle Years (ages 11-16)

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The IB Middle Years Programme encourages students between 11 and 16 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. It aims to help students develop their personal understanding, emerging sense of self, and responsibility in their community.

The curriculum is a well-balanced, academically-focussed, holistic programme that encourages children to gain knowledge, to develop critical thinking skills and creativity, and to become independent learners.

Amity International School Amsterdam is an authorised International Baccalaureate® Middle Years Programme (MYP) school since December 2021. We aim to develop life long learners who have the ability to adapt in a rapidly changing society.


We are proud that our school is part of the DELF Scholaire Network in the Netherlands provided by the Institute Français des Pays-Bas to support our students with their French language development and their official French exams.

What is the IB MYP?

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme provides a broad, balanced, internationally-minded education for early adolescents. In the Middle Years, programme, which would be the equivalent of Middle School in the U.S., learners are encouraged to make natural connections between different learning areas, in an effective programme of inquiry and transdisciplinary learning.

The MYP involves eight subject groups, taught with a focus on inquiry and through the lens of key concepts and global contexts. We aim to help students develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to participate actively and responsibly in a changing and interrelated world. 

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What will my child learn?

The MYP curriculum consists of eight subject groups. The balanced approach to subjects further extends the philosophy of the Primary Years Programme which highlights the importance of developing the whole child, with the aim of creating well-rounded individuals.

The eight subject groups studied as part of the Middle Years Programme include:

  • Language acquisition (Dutch, French)
  • Language and literature (English, Dutch, French)
  • Individuals and societies
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Arts (Drama, Music and Visual Arts)
  • Physical and health education
  • Design


The dedication of the teachers and staff to their roles and topics is astonishing. The setting in green surroundings, the modern building and the impeccable management of the pandemic situation really made a difference for my family. Middle Years 1 Parent

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