International Baccalaureate Programmes
The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) offers three coordinated programmes of study for children 3-19 years of age. All three programmes have a similar pedagogical base and are learning centered and inquiry based, with the aim of developing well-rounded, reflective, and compassionate young adults. In addition to providing a rigorous academic programme of high standards, the IBO approach places a strong emphasis on the ideals of international understanding and responsible global citizenship.
Primary Years Programme
The Primary Years Programme (ages 3-12) offers a comprehensive inquiry-based approach to learning that focuses on the total growth of the developing child and addresses the academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural needs of younger learners. PYP sets high standards and expectations for student learning, incorporating five essential elements: concepts, skills, attitudes, actions and knowledge. This rigorous transdisciplinary programme broadens minds and imparts an international perspective.
Middle Years Programme
The Middle Years Programme (ages 11-16) is a five-year programme that naturally follows the PYP and serves as an excellent preparation for the IB Diploma Programme. The framework provides discipline, challenging standards, skills, creativity and flexibility that aid a student’s individual growth towards self-reliance and responsible participation in society. Embedded within the MYP are five core areas of interaction and these provide common perspectives as well as connections among the eight required academic subjects. The MYP model accentuates the interrelatedness and holistic nature of knowledge while recognizing the independence and integrity of each discipline, all the while preparing students for future study in various subjects.
IB Diploma Programme
The IB Diploma Programme (ages 16-19) is one of the most comprehensive, challenging and intellectually stimulating courses of study offered in preparation for university entrance. The programme provides a balanced educational experience with a global perspective and is designed for committed, academically capable students. Students must select one subject from each of the six subject groups: Language A, Language B, Individuals and Societies, Experimental Sciences, Mathematics, and the Arts and Electives, giving both breadth and depth to a student’s academic programme. The IB Diploma also has three further elements providing additional academic specialization as well as recognition of interests outside the classroom; these elements are Theory of Knowledge, the Extended Essay, and Creativity, Action, Service (CAS).