International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate curriculum provides the framework for the curriculum at ISD. ISD Primary is an authorised IB World school, while ISD Secondary is a candidate school* for the IB Middle Years Programme (IBMYP). ISD Secondary is preparing for authorization in Spring 2021. IB World Schools share a common philosophy — a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that we believe is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP).  Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org

The International Baccalaureate offers education for students from age 3 to 19, comprising of 4 programmes that focus on teaching students to think critically and independently and how to inquire with care and logic. The IB prepares students to succeed in a world where fact and fiction, merge in the news, and where asking the right questions is a crucial skill that will allow them to flourish long after they’ve left our programmes.

We are supported by IB teachers and coordinators who develop and promote the IB’s curriculum in almost 5,000 schools globally every day, in over 150 countries around the world. (www.ibo.org)

Children from an internationally mobile family, studying the IB programme, can be confident that their learning can be successfully continued in other IB schools around the world if the family moves to a new location.

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 organisation works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.