International Baccalaureate Program

Howell L. Watkins Middle School officially became an authorized IB World School in August 2019.   Congratulations students, parents and faculty - the journey continues!

IB World Schools share a common philosophy-a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

The IB supports schools and teachers to provide a rigorous, high-quality education, offering professional development that improves pedagogy and leadership. 

   The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) is for students in Grades 6-10. It provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills appropriate to this stage of adolescence. The IBMYP offers a holistic approach that emphasizes critical thinking skills, global citizenship and intercultural awareness as well as traditional school subjects.
   The curriculum consists of eight subject groups integrated through six interactive areas providing global contexts for learning.