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Missoula International School is an International Baccalaureate World School authorized for the Primary Years Programme (PYP). The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is an internationally acclaimed educational organization renowned for its focus on academic rigor and emphasis on active world citizenship. There are more than 752,000 IB students at 2,729 schools in 138 countries.

Lifelong Learners

The IBO includes a Primary Years Programme (PYP) for primary grades, a Middle Years Programme (MYP) for middle school grades, and a Diploma Programme for the final years of high school.  Spanning preschool to fifth grade, the PYP provides an educational framework for MIS teachers and students that is complementary to a language immersion philosophy. The PYP promotes integrated, inquiry-based learning and allows MIS teachers to build upon the natural curiosity inherent in children.

Principled Global Citizens

MIS’s middle school emerges under the curricular framework provided by the IBO’s Middle Years Programme (MYP). The MYP is designed for students to develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills necessary to participate actively and responsibly in a changing world. Learning how to learn and how to evaluate information critically is as important as learning facts.  MIS middle school teachers provide a challenging, collaborative framework for this learning process.