High Quality International Education

As our students move from Year 6 into MYP 1, they start to access subject specialists in every area of their learning. This transitional period is an incredibly important part in our students’ learning journey, which is why we offer a holistic curriculum that promotes a love of learning.

We ensure that we actively engage our students in independent study, cross-curricular development and effective collaboration with one another, to help them reach their true potential in an enjoyable and inspirational way.

MYP Academic Curriculum

At Alegra, the MYP aims to help students to develop and deepen their personal understanding, their emerging sense of self and responsibility in their community.

The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for all of our students:

  • Language acquisition.
  • Language and literature.
  • Individuals and societies.
  • Sciences.
  • Mathematics.
  • Arts.
  • Physical and health education.
  • Design.

Teaching and learning in context

Students learn best when their learning experiences have context and connected to their lives and their experiences of the world so far.

With the use of global contexts, our MYP students are able to develop an understanding of their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet through explorations of:

  • Identities and relationships.
  • personal and cultural expression.
  • Orientations in space and time.
  • Scientific and technical innovation.
  • Fairness and development.
  • Globalisation and sustainability.

Conceptual understanding

Concepts are big ideas that have relevance within specific disciplines and across different subject areas. Our students use concepts as a vehicle to inquire into issues and ideas of personal, local and global significance and examine knowledge holistically.

Approaches to learning

A unifying thread throughout all MYP subject groups, approaches to learning (ATL) provide the foundation for independent learning and encourage the application of their knowledge and skills in unfamiliar contexts. Developing and applying these social, thinking, research, communication and self management skills helps students learn how to learn.

Service as action, through community service

Action and service have always been shared values of the IB community.

Our students take action when they apply what they are learning in the classroom and beyond. They strive to be caring members of the community who demonstrate a commitment to service—making a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

Service as action is an integral part of the programme, especially in the MYP community project.

Inclusion and learning diversity in MYP

As part of the MYP curriculum, schools address differentiation within the written, taught and assessed curriculum.

This is demonstrated in the unit planner and in the teaching environment, both of which are reviewed during programme authorization and evaluation.

The MYP allows schools to continue to meet state, provincial or national legal requirements for students with access needs. Schools must develop an inclusion/special educational needs (SEN) policy that explains assessment access arrangements, classroom accommodations and curriculum modification that meet individual student learning needs.

The student is the protagonist of her learning


In language acquisition lessons, our students are learning the language itself – how to understand it, how to produce it, and how to combine elements of it to produce new utterances, answer new questions and meet new situations. They are developing linguistic competence such as developing the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing the target language in a range of situations and contexts.

At Alegra, our students learning English, French, German and/Italian also develop other skills: they learn about cultural awareness and develop an ability to see the world from different perspectives; they also develop creativity and problem solving as they find new ways of understanding and communicating a message. Learning a range of foreign languages also helps our students in the development of their mother tongue literacy skills, as well as other cross-curricular features such as numeracy and thinking skills.

Alegra is a Cambridge Assessment Centre and our students are actively encouraged to undertake Cambridge English Examinations as they build on their language skills. We also actively encourage our students to take the French DELPH Examinations according to their skills and abilities.

International Programme

At Alegra, we are able to provide a specialist service in helping our pupils who wish to study abroad for a period of time. We work with a large number of distinguished and highly prestigious boarding and day schools in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the United States of America. In addition to academic and geographical considerations, these schools boast a wide variety of extra-curricular activities; some are all girls and others are co-educational; some specialising in Sport and others placing more emphasis on Art, Music or Drama. As not every school will be right for every child, selecting the best match can be a daunting task. Our education specialists are able to provide direct personal and professional knowledge of the various school systems on offer.

You can download some more resources about the MYP:

Más información sobre el Programa de Años Intermedios en la web oficial

MYP Brochure
Guide for parents

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