Middle Years Program

  • IB Program


    Lucille M. Brown Middle School hosts the first three years of our five-year Middle Years Programme in partnership with Thomas Jefferson High School where students continue for the fourth and fifth years of the programme.

    2015-2016 marks our transition to whole-school IB.  We are very proud to offer IB teaching and methodology to all of our students.


    Lucille  Brown  Middle  School  seeks  to  provide  rigorous,  individualized,  engaging,  21st  century  learning  experiences for young people in a supportive, caring environment where everyone feels valued.


    The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

    To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.

    These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

    CurriculumMYP Logo

    The MYP curriculum allows students to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to participate effectively in the 21st century; moreover, students learn to think and work in a global context. While following state standards, students also learn subject matter from an integrated curriculum view and within a global context.  Lessons emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, inquiry, communication, and exposure to a variety of viewpoints.


    The IB philosophy emphasizes:

    • Academic excellence
    • Compassion
    • Community
    • Diversity
    • World Cultures

    Eight MYP Subject Groups:

    • Language & Literature
    • Mathematics
    • Individuals & Societies
    • Sciences
    • Design
    • Physical and Health Education
    • Arts
    • Language Acquisition


    Middle school students take a total of seven classes. 

    Students attend four classes daily, with the third block repeating each day. 

    The lunch period is included in the third block as well as time for service learning twice a week.

    For information regarding which classes are most appropriate for your student, please contact the Counseling office.

    How to Apply

    Criteria of Student Selection:
    1. Completed Student Application
    2. On-site Testing (Standardized tests/Writing samples)
    3. Teacher/Adult recommendations
    4. A completed “Parent Inventory” form
    5. A “B” average in fourth grade core classes (English, math, science and history).

    Information Meeting for RISING 6th Graders:

    Interested applicants may come to our Informational Meeting Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm at Lucille Brown Middle School to meet the teachers and students. We will give an overview of the program.

    Upcoming Events


    See the Lucille M. Brown Middle School Calendar for current events.