IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP)
Union Day School is an official school for the Middle Years Programme (MYP). We are authorized as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high-quality,
challenging, international education that Union Day School believes is important for our students.
We currently offer an IB curriculum in grades 6-8 with 9th/10th grades being officially added in 2023. Our students are asked to conduct open inquiry and real-life research both locally and globally in a constructivist-oriented approach. Teachers implement criteria based assessment established by the International Baccalaureate’s Middle Years Programme and focus on the IB Learner Profile (a list of student qualities) as well as global contexts (a lens through which to view content). Our 8th graders also participate in the IB MYP Community Project, a culminating project for our 8th grade students and is a way to showcase their commitment to service and action.
IB Diploma Programme (IB DP)
Union day School is a Candidate School* for the Diploma Programme (DP). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that UDS believes is important for our students.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
For more information, please visit: https://www.ibo.org/programmes/middle-years-programme/
Union Day School Mission Statement
Union Day School’s community works together to provide students rigorous content and a rich curriculum that is parallel with the International Baccalaureate ideals of the learner profiles. We strive to build a nurturing environment where each student demonstrates a spirit of respect, responsibility, global mindedness and a commitment to academic and civic excellence.
Union Day School's vision is to promote and foster thoughtful, caring, and creative students. They will be critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students will be confident, prepared for the future success and achieve their academic and social potential as life-long learners in the 21st Century. Global mindedness: We emphasize this as an understanding of how the world is organized and interconnected and the possibilities and constraints facing its people. Globally literate students analyze and think critically about the world and their roles in it. They become fluent investigators of the world, celebrating our diversity as global citizens.