• International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program-International Baccalaureate Organization Main Website      ibo.org

    Brookside Middle School aims to develop caring and knowledgeable young people to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.  As IB Learners, we strive to be inquirers, reflective, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, and balanced.

    Please email your application to our IB coordinator:

    Holly DeWitt at  holly.dewitt@sarasotacountyschools.net  

    The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning that emphasizes intellectual challenges and encourages students to make connections between their studies and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement—essential qualities for young people today. Interdisciplinary teaching and learning builds a connected curriculum that addresses the developmental needs of students and prepares them for further academic study and life in an increasingly interconnected world. The MYP uses concepts and contexts as starting points for meaningful integration and the transfer of knowledge across eight subject groups. The MYP focuses on “learning how to learn” through the systematic development of approaches to learning (ATL) skills for communication, collaboration, organization, self-management, reflection, research, information literacy, media literacy, creative thinking, critical thinking, and transfer of learning.