IB SuccessAt the centre of an international Baccalaureate (IB) education are students aged 3 to 19 with unique learning styles, strengths and challenges. The IB focuses on each student as a whole person. Thus, IB programmes address not only cognitive development but social, emotional and physical well-being. The aim is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people with adaptable skills to tackle society's complex challenges and who will help to make it a better, more peaceful world.Validating the efficacy of IB's four programmes are research and more than 45 years of practical experience. IB programmes emphasize learning how to learn and teaching students to value learning as an essential, integral part of their everyday lives.IB promotes the development of schools that:
District 6 offers three distinct schools with IB Programs:IB Primary Years ProgrammeStudents aged 3-12The PYP prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond the classroom.
- Inspire students to ask questions, pursue personal aspirations, set challenging goals and develop the persistence to achieve those goals
- Develop knowledgeable students who make reasoned ethical judgments and acquire the flexibility, perseverance and confidence they need in order to bring about meaningful change
- Encourage healthy relationships, individual and shared responsibility and effective teamwork
IB Middle Years ProgrammeStudents aged 11-16The MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.
Students who complete the MYP are well-prepared to undertake the IB Diploma Programme (DP) or Career-related Programme (CP).
Diploma ProgrammeStudents aged 16-19The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.Through the DP core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.