Middle Years Programme

IAA Grades 6-10 students follow the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP). This programme builds on the solid foundation provided by IAA's Primary programme and has been specifically chosen to synthesize best-practice and standards from other international education systems. 


The IB MYP is a holistic, inquiry-based curriculum framework that not only addresses the broad academic needs of adolescents but also their emotional and social needs - especially, in terms of developing them as citizens of the world and leaders of tomorrow.


The focus of the IB MYP at IAA is developing international perspectives, employing both the solid curriculum on offer and the diversity of our students and their experiences. The methodology used is student-centered, with teachers utilizing a multiplicity of teaching strategies designed to cater to the different learning styles of our students. Whilst subjects are discretely taught, there is an integration of subject areas.


Students are assessed using published criteria and a variety of assessment tasks.

Grades 6-8 

Grades 6-8 follow a common core MYP curriculum, which aims to provide "skills for learning" within each subject area.

Grades 9-10

There is a trend towards subject specialization, with students being able to choose options. These options are offered within the framework of the IB Middle Years Programme.

1.    Students are now required to take Mathematics (standard or extended), Language and Literature - English, Language and Literature - Arabic or Language Acquisition - Arabic, Individuals and Societies, Sciences (Integrated or Discrete), and Interdisciplinary Learning.

2.    For Physical and Health Education, the Arts, Language Acquisition (Spanish), and Design, students are required to take between one and three of these subjects depending upon their interest. 

3.    Students are also required in grade 10 to take the Interdisciplinary onscreen examination and successfully complete their Personal Project.

Additional Curriculum Requirements

        Students, from Grades 6 to 10, must complete Service as Action requirements.

        Students, from Grades 6 to 10, must participate in PSHE (Physical, Social and Health Education classes).

        In Grade 8, students must complete a Community Project.

        In Grades 6 to 10, students also take part in Islamic and Christian Religion classes.

        In Grades 6 to 8, students also take part in coding classes. 


Course offerings are detailed in the IB Middle Years Programme Handbook.


For more information on the IB Middle Years Programme please contact the MYP Coordinator: r.abulaban@iaa.edu.jo

For any complaints regarding the IB program please refer to the parents_complaint_policy_and_procedure_.pdf for details on the school’s policy and procedure with this regard.