Middle Years Programme

At Skagerak International School we prepare you for studies or work anywhere in the world. We help you set your ambitions – and reach them.

IB’s Middle Years Programme (MYP)

The IB’s Middle Years Programme (MYP) provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills for students aged 11-12 to 16-17 years. It naturally follows the Primary Years Programme and is designed to be an excellent preparation for the IB Diploma Programme.

Education to promote understanding

The MYP, like the other two programmes of the International Baccalaureate, is based on the belief that education can promote understanding among young adults around the world.

Intercultural Awareness – Fundamental Principle

Fostering intercultural awareness is a fundamental principle of the programme, along with communication and the importance of providing a holistic curriculum in order to better promote the development of the ‘whole’ child. This is done through considering multiple perspectives, helping students make connections and by using interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning.


Today is the UN’s International Day of Peace. Our primary and middle school students reflected on the importance of action - what actions can we take to make our communities or the world more peaceful? #peaceday #myp #internationaldayofpeace #internationalbaccalaureate  #internationalmindedness
On Friday, the PY6 students visited Ilene as a provocation for the unit of inquiry “sharing the planet”
The MY1 and MY2 students enjoying their first camp together at Hudøy. A lot of team building activities and three full days to get to know each other better. New friendships forming, new experiences that are helping them grow up even more. 

#skageraktønsberg #internationalbaccalaureate #InternationalSchool
The last Student Assembly, with some highlights from the student awards. #weareskageraktonsberg
Hudøy, celebrating Summer and the completion of our first school year at Skagerak Tønsberg. #hudøy #weareskageraktonsberg
The campaign for the president of the student council is soon complete, leading to the election tomorrow. Thank you for the speeches both candidates delivered as well as the activities both promoted in our community. #weareskageraktonsberg