The International Baccalaureate Programme Organization (IBO) offers three levels of international education that span the primary, middle and secondary school years. Authorization to become an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School is an intensive process that typically takes two or more years and includes site visits by an IB team. A regular process of evaluation is undertaken by schools that have been authorized.
- Primary Years Programme (PYP)
PYP for students aged 3 to 12 focuses on the development of the whole child, in the classroom but also in the world outside, through other environments where children learn. It offers a framework that meets children’s academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural needs. Students will receive exposure to world language instruction.
- Middle Years Programme (MYP)
MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement--essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.
- Diploma Programme (DP)
DP is a demanding pre-university course of study for juniors and seniors that leads to an internationally recognized diploma in addition to the high school diploma. The Diploma Programme is designed for all secondary school students, motivated to take on the challenge of DP. The program has earned a reputation for rigorous assessment, giving IB diploma holders access to the world’s leading universities. The Diploma Programme’s grading system is criterion-referenced, which means that each student’s performance is measured against well-defined levels of achievement. These are consistent from one examination session to the next and are applied equally to all schools.