Pacific Beach Middle School offers challenging curriculum and hands-on learning and community service unlike any other school in the San Diego region. The program meets not only California state standards for education, it also educates students through the International Baccalaureate program that is internationally known for its rigor and excellence.
Our students receive an education with an international focus designed to help students develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills necessary to participate actively and responsibly in a changing world.
The Pacific Beach IB Middle Years Programme curriculum consists of eight subject areas: English, mathematics, science and design technology, history/social science and arts, physical education and Spanish. The IB MYP is an inclusive framework incorporating rigorous academics, with inquiry, project-based learning and relevant experiences in and out of the classroom. Students are encouraged to take action and engage with learning through service both at school and in the local and global community.
Adding to the challenge for our students we offer specialized education to students identified in the gifted and talented education program, GATE, and its advanced Seminar component. In addition, we offer advanced math and language to qualified students. Plus our students get the chance to participate in video production programs, intramural sports, one-to-one computing, math competitions, trips, World Café and more...
Assessment and Training
Students are graded and assessed based on state standards as well through evaluation from the International Baccalaureate officials. Our students are evaluated in comparison to other IB students around the world. Our teachers are specially trained to teach and assess using IB strategies.
IB Learner Profile
Sstudents learn the importance of becoming a lifelong learner, critical thinkers, risk-takers, principled, caring, knowledgeable, open-minded, balanced and reflective. Through service to the local and global community, students are taught to apply their learning and take action to make the world a better place.