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Travis International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme

Kathy Cook, MYP (IB) Coordinator

IB Welcome Message from MYP Coordinator, Kathy Cook

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The Mission of the International Baccalaureate


The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

The Mission of Travis Science Academy


Travis Science Academy strives for excellence by implementing a challenging curriculum of international education that fosters the academic, social, and emotional growth of a diverse school community, developing active, compassionate, lifelong learners.

This mission is accomplished through embracing the philosophy of the International Baccalarueate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP).

Overview of Middle Years Programme

Holistic learning, intercultural awareness, and communication are all fundamental concepts exemplified in the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile.

Holistic learning represents the concept that all knowledge is interrelated and that the curriculum should cater to the development of the whole person. Holistic learning promotes the development of the total person--academically, artistically, physically, socially, emotionally, and ethically.

Intercultural awareness represents the concept that school communities should encourage and promote international-mindedness by engaging with and exploring other cultures.

Communication represents the concept that schools should encourage open and effective exchange of ideas both in verbal and nonverbal formats. Language is integral to personal development, cultural identity, and intercultural understanding.  

Join us as we celebrate our first year as an IB World School through the lens of our Middle Years Programme.
MYP Classroom Model
This video demonstrates the goal of creating and maintaining an engaging and student-oriented classroom as part of the MYP/IB curriculum and philosophy.