Dear Students and Parents,
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme has been implemented at Druga Gimnazija Sarajevo since 2005. As you probably already know, this programme is designed for the first and second year students at our school. At that age (14-16), students are in a particularly critical phase of intellectual and personal development. For them this is a time of uncertainty, sensitivity, resistance and questioning. This is why a choice of an educational programme that a student will attend at this age is of enormous importance. In order to serve the student needs best, the IB Middle Years Programme was created as an educational programme that will provide students with challenging standards and discipline, but it also offers them a room for flexibility and creativity.
The IB Middle Years Programme is based on the belief that education is much more than just answers to questions such as whether the classes will be interesting for students, who their teachers will be, if their assignments will be challenging, how much homework they will have etc. Of course, academic education is central to the school, but this programme also contains many other elements that are fundamental to your broader education – obtaining skills that will be useful to you even after you graduate from this school, social awareness and values, interrelatedness between school and real life, just to name the few.
Enrolling the IB Middle Years Programme represents the best opportunity for both Bosnian-Herzegovinian and foreign students in Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina to receive a high-quality and challenging education that follows the latest educational trends existing in the world. It is a very demanding programme, but it is worth all the effort that needs to be put into completing it successfully, because it provides the students with an excellent combination of both theoretical and practical knowledge, a chance to realize that everything they study at school is actually related to real-life situations and enables them to develop not only academically, but also as young persons whose task it is to lead the world to a better tomorrow.
Even though the IB Middle Years Programme at Druga gimnazija is still quite young, it has already given its broad education adjusted to the time that we live in to more than 400 students from Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Montenegro, Norway, The Philippines, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States of America and, of course, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Dear students and parents, the information about the IB Middle Years Programme presented at this website should help you to realize at least the basic concepts of this programme. If you or your children want to be the ones to join the group of students who have already gained their MYP certificates, do not hesitate to contact us!
IB MYP coordinator