IB Programmes

TRINT is now the Northernmost school fully accredited to offer the two programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students in grades 1 – 6 (for students ages 6 – 12 years old) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students in grades 7 – 10 (for students ages 13 – 16).  

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is designed to actively engage students in developmentally appropriate learning activities and to encourage and stimulate development of concepts and skills. An integrated, cross-curricular approach to learning is used.

The Middle Years Programme (MYP) provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to make connections between traditional subjects and the real world. It helps them to become critical and reflective thinkers.

To learn more about these programmes, you may visit the International Baccalaureate Organization at www.ibo.org.

PYP Programme Model

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12.  At Tromsø International School we offer PYP for students aged 6 to 12. It prepares students for the intellectual challenges of further education and their future careers, focusing on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.

Through the PYP programme we develop students’ academic, social and emotional wellbeing, focusing on international-mindedness and strong personal values. The PYP nurtures independent learning skills, encouraging every student to take responsibility for their learning.

The programme incorporates local and global issues into the curriculum, asking students to look at six related, transdisciplinary themes and to consider the links between them.


MYP Programme Model

Welcome to the Middle Years Programme (MYP) at Tromsø International School.

The Middle Years Programme is one of the three programmes offered by the International Baccalaureate  (IB). It aims to develop active and internationally minded students who can make connections between their studies and the real world. Through the eight subject groups in the curriculum (see figure 1), students are empowered to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of local, national and global significance. They develop the characteristics of the IB profile as well as an awareness of themselves as learners through the Approaches to Learning  (ATL) areas.

Over the course of the programme, students are continuously assessed according to specified criteria of which correspond to the objectives of each subject group. In the  final year of the programme, they are required to undertake  the personal project, which is a long – term project where they create a product of their own initiative. In order to promote a global standard of quality, the IB are responsible for the moderation of their personal  projects.

To better prepare the students of MYP 4 for their personal project in the upcoming year, they are required to complete the community project where they collaborate and address a community need. It is an opportunity for them to acquire key skills for success in their further studies in year 5 and high school.