Sebastian River Middle School has been an authorized IB World School certified by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) since 2005. The mission of Sebastian River Middle school is to develop citizens who are nationally and globally conscious, possess personal integrity and pursue academic excellence through content area literacy. Our efforts will create life-long, self-motivated learners who actively serve their communities. The MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. Teaching and learning in the MYP is underpinned by the following concepts:
- Teaching and learning in context - Students learn best when their learning experiences have context and are connected to their lives and their experience of the world that they have experienced.
- Conceptual understanding - MYP 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.
- Service as action, through community service - Students take action when they apply what they are learning in the classroom and beyond. IB learners 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.
IB Mission Statement
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.