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International Baccalaureate

Harrison High School is an officially certified IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

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Middle Years Programmes (MYP) at HHS

MYP encourages students aged 11 to 16 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and life.  All 9th and 10th-grade students at Harrison High School are IB MYP students.

MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally-minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.

MYP empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally, and globally.  The result is young people who are creative, critical, and reflective thinkers.

Research shows that participating students:

  • build confidence in managing their learning
  • learn by doing, connecting the classroom to the larger world
  • outperform non-IB students in critical academic skills
  • consistently have greater success in IB Diploma Programme examinations
  • thrive in positive school cultures where they are engaged and motivated to excel
  • develop an understanding of global challenges and a commitment to act as responsible citizens

The main components of MYP at HHS are:

  • International-Mindedness
  • Conceptual Curriculum
  • IB Learner Profile
  • Approaches to Teaching and Learning


10th grade students will complete a Personal Project during their final year of MYP.