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11100 SW Park Way Portland, OR 97225​ - 503-356-2560

Attendance: 503-356-2561 - Fax: 503-356-2565​

School Hours: 9:15 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.​

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 The Middle Years Program

Authorized IB World School

 The Cedar Park Community is dedicated to developing knowledgeable, compassionate, inquiring young people who strive to achieve intercultural respect and understanding in an academically rigorous environment.  Adolescents ages 11-14 face a particularly critical phase of personal and intellectual development.  These students require a learning environment that helps them participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly interrelated world. Learning how to learn and how to evaluate information critically is as important as learning facts. We believe the IB framework of the Middle Years Program helps us to fulfill our mission.

Fundamental Concepts

The Middle Years Program aims to support the development of students who understand how their learning connects to the larger world. The MYP is developed through the fundamental concepts of holistic learning, intercultural awareness, and communication.


The MYP provides a rigorous, balanced curriculum that includes Mathematics, Language A, Humanities , Science, Arts, Physical Education, Design Cycle Technology, and Language B.

Community and Service

Giving importance to the sense of community throughout the MYP encourages responsible citizenship as it seeks to deepen students’ knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Students should be encouraged to make connections between their intellectual and social development and the benefits that they can bring to the community, as well as the benefits the community can bring to them.  Service learning is a requirment at Cedar Park.  Students are encouraged to engage in service both inside and outside of school.  Sixth graders should document a minimum of eight hours, seventh grades nine, and eighth graders ten.


Areas of Interaction

The five Areas of Interaction give MYP its distinctive core. They are taught throughout the MYP through individual subjects but also through interdisciplinary teaching, projects, and special programs. The Areas of Interaction are not separate academic subjects. They are common themes designed to help students think more deeply about curriculum and see relationships between individual subjects and the world:

IB Mission Statement


The International Baccalaureate 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 organization 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.


MYP Coordinator: Lisa Senter