International Baccalaureate Programme

Middle Years Programme

In June of 2016, Notre Dame Academy became an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World school for the five-year Middle Years Programme (MYP) offering MYP years 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.



The MYP is designed for students in 6th through 10th grades.  It is a logical extension of the IB PYP.  ND Academy has been an authorized PYP school since 2009.   As described by the IB, the MYP “is part of an educational continuum that emphasizes concepts, ideas and issues that cross disciplinary, cultural, national and geographical boundaries.  Within a coherent, comprehensive curriculum framework, the MYP provides academic challenge and encourages development of life skills on which students rely throughout the course of independent, purpose-driven lives.”

CLICK HERE to view the general regulations for the Middle Years Programme. 

CLICK HERE  to view more information on Assessment in the MYP.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit .

In November and December of 2014, Notre Dame Academy hosted two MYP Informational Sessions.



On March 18, 2015, a select group of students from Notre Dame Academy's Design classes made their Learning Commons Design Presentation in front of a panel of judges.





IB Graduation Statistics

In May 2011, the IBO sent a survey* to 319 IB World Schools in the United States. The organization received responses from 4,171 graduating high school seniors. Below are a few key points gathered from the 4,171 respondents.

  • IB students have a 22% higher acceptance rate to colleges in the United States than non-IB students. 
  • IB students have between a 3% and 13% higher acceptance rate to Ivy League institutions than non-IB students. 
  • The average SAT score for IB diploma students is 453 points above the national average.
  • IB diploma candidates scored higher in all four subjects of the ACT compared to the national average.
  • 97% of all students that took part in the IBO survey feel prepared for their future studies.