Senn-Peirce IB Partnership
During the spring of 2010, CPS announced its support for the implementation of a new IB Middle Years Program (MYP) partnership between Senn and Helen C. Peirce Elementary School. The MYP is a model that precedes the prestigious Diploma Programme in the IB continuum of academic programming. While the Diploma Programme is offered to high school juniors and seniors around the world, the MYP is a program for students in grades 6 through 10.
Peirce Elementary School will provide the MYP to its 6th, 7th, and 8th graders; Senn will offer the program in the 9th and 10th grades. Faculty from the two schools will collaboarate to ensure a smooth and meaningful transition for students academically as well as personally and socially.
The Senn MYP on its own will benefit students entering from other academic programs/schools, particularly as a preparation for the IB Diploma Programme. However, Peirce MYP students will especially gain from the collaborative planning between the two schools.
* The Senn-Peirce MYP Partnership was authorized by the IB in 2013 and successfully completed its first IB Evaluation in 2018.