Junior High and International Baccalaureate

A Globally Relevant, Enriched Education for 21st Century Success

Hopkins Public Schools has two exceptional middle-level junior high options with North Junior High and West Junior High. Both schools are International Baccalaureate World Schools, and nationally recognized as schools of academic excellence. At our junior high schools, you will find innovative, dedicated, and supportive educators who are committed to the unique development of each seventh- through ninth-grade student.

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP) is the framework the junior highs use to deliver curriculum. This program encourages our students to become creative, critical, and reflective thinkers. It is a fully inclusive, school-wide, international education model that provides students with the tools needed to be global citizens. This framework helps students develop the skills they need to be world citizens and lifelong learners. 

The curriculum in our IBMYP is rigorous and internationally-focused and provides students with and exciting set of tools to expand and increase rigor in universal and authentic ways. The core elements in our IBMYP are:

  • Second language requirement
  • Culminating projects in ninth-grade
  • Global contexts connecting classroom learning to the real world
  • Concept-based unites and inquiry approach to learning

Highlights of the Hopkins Junior High Program 

      • Award-winning music programs: band, orchestra, and choir 
      • Pre-Advanced Placement (AP) development program with AP strategies embedded into core curriculum
      • Exploratory courses such as debate, advanced composition, engineering, theater, movie making, technology, and more
      • Gifted and & Talented classes in ninth-grade
      • Increased rigor with our flex courses in English, science, and social studies in seventh- and eighth-grade 
      • Juntos Spanish immersion at North Junior High 
      • XinXing Chinese immersion at West Junior High
      • Other world languages: French, German, and Spanish
      • Digital learning in a technology-rich environment
      • A variety of out-of-school-time sports and enrichment opportunities

Learn more about our junior highs and International Baccalaureate