The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a rigorous two-year course
of study that meets the needs of highly motivated juniors and seniors. It is a
challenging program designed as a comprehensive and balanced curriculum that
seeks to educate the whole person through an international and interdisciplinary
approach. It provides students of different linguistic, cultural and educational
backgrounds with the intellectual, social and critical perspectives necessary
for the adult world that lies ahead of them.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme was established in 1968 as a
solution to a problem. It was designed as a way to allow students in
international schools to qualify for universities in any country. However, it
soon became something more important. Its combination of academic rigor and
international education led to it being embraced by schools all over the world.
Through comprehensive and balanced curricula coupled with challenging
assessments, IBO helps schools develop the individual talents of young people
and teach them to relate classroom experiences to the realities of the world.
Beyond intellectual rigor and high academic standards, the IB places strong
emphasis on the ideals of international understanding and responsible
citizenship. As a result, IB students may become critical and compassionate
thinkers, lifelong learners and informed participants in local and world affairs
- conscious of the humanity that binds all people together while respecting the
variety of cultures and attitudes that makes for the richness of life. The
intent is that students learn how to learn, how to analyze, how to reach
considered conclusions about people, their languages and literature, their ways
in society and the scientific forces of the environment.
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