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Bearden Middle School and West High School are officially authorized as International Baccalaureate World Schools for the Middle Years Programme (MYP).   

The IB's programmes are different from other curricula because they:

  • encourage students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions
  • develop independently of government and national systems, incorporating quality practice from research and our global community of schools
  • encourage students of all ages to consider both local and global contexts
  • develop multilingual students