Academics at Vista Verde encompass a full curriculum of quality courses, and are delivered in a challenging and rigorous variety of academic programs.

At Vista Verde we aim to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring people through academic study.

The core academic classes that all students must take include Language Arts (English and Reading), Mathematics, Social Studies and Science.

Vista Verde International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program

What Is the IB Middle Years Program?

Vista Verde Middle School, in Paradise Valley Schools, is the 3rd school in the state of Arizona to be authorized as an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP) World School. Vista Verde is also the only middle school in Paradise Valley Unified School District to provide the continuation of the IB Primary Years Program (PYP) offered at Quail Run Elementary and the IB Diploma Program (IBDP) offered at North Canyon High School.

The Middle Years Program is a rigorous academically challenging program. Students are challenged to develop in an increasingly interrelated technological society.

The typical IB MYP learner is bright, inquisitive, highly motivated, and is involved within the community. The program helps develop intercultural understanding and respect across the world.

Cross-Academic Teaming

Each Student is placed on a academic team. Students share the same English, Social Studies, Science and Math teachers. Teaming helps make a larger campus seem smaller by giving our student’s one set of teachers.


Students who qualify in English are placed in Honors English and have the availability of a Science and Social Studies honors cohort. Students are able to accelerate their math levels, based on their math abilities.

World Languages

Students may select French or Spanish Language class. By successfully completing the program, students may test into the second year of a language in high school.


Our school has three classroom labs of computers, and three mobile labs of IPads. VVMS also used PvLearners as a vehicle for safe communication between students and teachers for collaborative work outside of the school day.

Elective Classes

Our students may choose electives to compliment their interests.  Career and Life Skills, Coding, Technology, Video Productions, Art, Band, Orchestra, GenYes, Chorus, Yearbook, and Physical Education.

If so, Vista Verde Middle School has the program for you and your child!


Applications will be accepted starting in the beginning of November. They will be reviewed starting December 2.

Print an IB Middle Years Program Application

Important Dates

To be announced.


Ian Connell, MYP Coordinator
Vista Verde Middle School

2628 E. Grovers Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85032

(602) 449-5300
Fax:  (602) 449-5305

IB PVSchools

Quail Run Elementary School
North Canyon High School 

Only schools authorized by the IB organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (DP). We are a fully authorized IB-MYP World School.