Our International Baccalaureate MYP Middle School Program

In the Fall of 2020, EBI will be expanding its International Baccalaureate MYP Middle School Program to accept incoming 6th graders with limited to no prior Spanish experience. Students with demonstrated strength in academics and a curiosity of language and culture will have access to an academically rigorous, international education that inspires them to engage with a changing world.

Language is where we start to think about creating connections with the people and the world around us. Learning in another language gives students a unique and powerful opportunity to develop their brain to the highest potential. We know that our students are going to graduate and be all over the world so we want to prepare them for that inevitability, for that future!

Our Method

The international track is strategically designed for students who have limited or no prior experience with Spanish but have a demonstrated strength in academics and a curiosity for language and culture.

The International Baccalaureate is the basis for the curriculum at EBI. The curriculum is structured for students to study subjects in Spanish as a cohort for 25% of their time and join the balance of students in the regular Middle Years Programme for subject taught in English. EBI is the only Spanish/English bilingual International Baccalaureate school in Northern California. Click here to learn about the IB.

Students in the international track will attend 6 accelerated Spanish language classes a week. Additionally, they will attend physical education and art as an immersion experience in Spanish. As students language skills progress, they may be eligible to take additional courses in Spanish starting in the 7th grade. All students consistently study English-speaking subjects together.

The EBI Middle School Experience

We offer our middle school students an exemplary education and a dynamic, diverse community in which to thrive. We teach the whole person, and inspire our students to excel in life. At EBI, your child will receive:

  • The IB MYP is based on the highest international academic standards.
  • The IB is widely recognized around the world for preparing students to succeed in high school and college.
  • Our students study ten subject areas that include Drama and Design, Math, Science, Spanish, English and Mandarin.