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Mission Statement

At Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, we are a diverse and caring learning community that is committed to inspire academic excellence and emotional intelligence in all students.  We believe in open-minded collaboration, reflection, and life-long learning among staff, parents, and students to develop principled and compassionate global citizens.


 Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School is an official International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP)            


Last spring, our school had a site visit and were officially authorized as an official IB World School offering the Middle Years Program (MYP).  Please see the highlights below regarding MYP.  MYP is a school-wide program built upon three fundamental concepts which include culture, connections, and communication.

·   MYP is recognized internationally and prepares students to compete globally in the 21st century

·    MYP will provide our students with opportunities to develop as life-long learners who are creative and innovative with making the world a better place

·    MYP prepares students for the IB program at Seneca Valley

·    This year our focus is to: continue training staff on the teaching and learning in alignment with IB by creating interdisciplinary unit plans and introducing students to the IB learning skills

·    We will continue with sustaining a culture of care for social-emotional growth and academic responsibility

We are excited and grateful for this opportunity for both our students and community. Learning experience for students in the MYP will focus on concepts that are timeless, abstract, universal, global, holistic, and transferrable.  This investment will authentically prepare our students to become internationally-minded. Thus being innovators and critical problem-solvers that are able to compete effectively in the 21st Century!  At MLK, we strive to develop students as life-long learners who are caring, risk- taking, communicators, thinkers, knowledgeable, balanced, principled, open-minded, reflective, and inquiring.

Our next steps regarding MYP will focus on MYP assessment and working with our students and community with community service. 









Online Application for PantherMart




Principal's Letter to Parents 2.28.2013








The IB Middle Years Programme


The IB Experience at MCPS 

 Middle Years Programme (MYP) Program Description 

  YouTube video Why IB is Excellent at SVHS


Student-produced Learner Profile Videos




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