ThIS Programmes

Parents of current and future IB students are involved in an important decision-making process regarding the education of their child and may be keen to understand the IB programmes as well as the challenges and advantages they may bring.

The curriculum focuses on the heart as well as the mind and addresses social, physical, emotional and cultural needs as well as academic ones. The traditional academic subjects are valued. In addition, there is an emphasis on the balance between the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills and the search for meaning and understanding. The programme provides opportunities for learners to construct meaning through inquiry and builds on the excitement and motivation for learning.

Students will develop an understanding of the IB learner profile. The ten aspirational qualities of the learner profile inspire and motivate the work of teachers, students and the school, providing a statement of the aims and values of the IB.

IB Primary Years

Early Primary - Grade 5

In the Lower School we are authorised to implement the IB Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). The programme is designed to foster the development of the whole child and aims to provide academic excellence, to support physical and emotional needs, to promote cultural understanding and international mindedness.

List of subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • German
  • Visual arts 
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Studies
  • Personal and Social Education 
  • Language Arts
  • Music
  • Physical Education

At the heart of the programme's philosophy is a commitment to structured, purposeful inquiry as the leading vehicle for learning. The curriculum framework consists of five essential elements: concepts, knowledge, skills, attitudes and action. The knowledge component is developed through inquiries into six trans-disciplinary themes of global significance, which engage and appropriately challenge each child. To find out more about the PYP please have a look at the general regulations document of the IBO.

Early Primary specifics
IB Middle Years

Grades 6 - 10

In the Middle School we hold candidate status to implement the IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP).

It comprises eight subject groups:

  • Language acquisition
  • Language and literature
  • Individuals and societies
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Arts
  • Physical and health education
  • Design

The MYP provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers, who make connections between their studies and the real world. The MYP uses a conceptual approach to teaching and learning and investigates ideas through Global Contexts and the Learner Profile. It fosters the development of skills and qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.

The MYP is student-centered. It is vital that students develop an awareness of their own learning process and the necessary skills to continue learning throughout life. The curriculum seeks to shift the emphasis from teacher-led instruction to student-led learning wherever possible. The MYP aims to help students develop their personal understanding, their emerging sense of self and responsibility in their community.

IB Diploma

Grades 11-12

The IB Diploma Programme (IB DP), for students aged 16 - 19, is a two-year course of study.

Recognized internationally as a qualification for university entrance, it also allows students to fulfill the requirements of their national education system.

Students share an educational experience that emphasizes critical thinking as well as intercultural understanding and respect for others in the global community.

Before and After School Care

Times:

Monday-Friday (only school days)

07:30 - 08:15
15:15 - 17:00

Additional Day Care is offered on professional development days and during major holidays (first week of fall break, first week of spring break, second and third week of summer break), given children have been registered for this service in due time and there is enough demand.