The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Program
Building confident, globally-minded citizens ready for university
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Program curriculum includes six subjects and three core requirements. You will take six classroom courses from qualified IB Diploma teachers, ensuring breadth of knowledge in languages, social studies, science, mathematics and the arts.
The program develops critical thinking, active participation, research and writing skills, which will prepare you for the types of assignments you will receive at university.
The IB Diploma is for you if:
You are an internationally minded student who wants to study content through a global lens
You want to take courses across a number of subject groups
You learn best when you combine in-class lessons with hands-on opportunities outside of class
The IB Diploma core components challenge students to apply their knowledge and skills beyond their courses of study.
Theory of Knowledge
Asks students to reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know. Ways of knowing, critical thinking and personal reflection
An independent, self-directed piece of research resulting in a 4,000-word paper. Independent research, academic writing, communication skills
Creativity, Activity, Service
Involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies. Creative expression, physical activity, service learning
Three benefits of International Baccalaureate® (IB) in the US and UK
Universities worldwide recognize the IB Diploma as a program that yields ambitious and talented graduates.
Comprehensive and Holistic Education
The IB program offers a well-rounded and comprehensive educational experience. It goes beyond traditional academic subjects, incorporating a range of disciplines such as languages, arts, sciences, and humanities.
Global Perspective and Cultural Understanding
One significant benefit of the IB program is its emphasis on international-mindedness. Students engage with global issues, diverse perspectives, and different cultures throughout their studies.
Development of Critical Thinking and Research Skills:
The IB program places a strong emphasis on critical thinking, inquiry, and research skills. Students are encouraged to question, analyze, and explore topics independently.
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