The district is on the move, for sure, and continuously seeking new ways to help Little Compton students become creative, critical and reflective thinkers so they are better equipped to make connections between what they are learning and the world around them. This momentum has resulted in a collaborative effort to research bringing the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program to Wilbur McMahon School. Through four site visits over the past year by Little Compton School administrators, parents/guardians, school committee members, and teachers to the Provincetown Public School District, our district representatives are impressed by what they see in place at the Massachusetts public school.
Emphasizing intellectual challenge, academic rigor and each student’s personal and intercultural development, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program encourages students aged 11 to 16 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and in life.
To implement the Middle Years Program, the next step is to submit an application and successfully complete an authorization process. During this process, IB consultants support the school in building the understanding and organizational structure needed to implement the Middle Years Program. Once authorized, Wilbur McMahon would become an IB World School -- the only public middle school in Rhode Island to hold that distinction!