The International Baccalaureate®️ (IB) programmes aim to do more than other curricula. IB four programmes develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed. The IB programmes gives students distinct advantages by building their critical thinking skills, nurturing their curiosity and their ability to solve complex problems.
We strive to develop students who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect, alongside a healthy appetite for learning and excellence.
IB programme frameworks can operate effectively with national curricula across all school ages; more than half of IB World Schools are state-funded.
The IB’s programmes are different from other curricula because they:
IB programmes incorporate quality practice from national and international research and the IB global community. They encourage students to be internationally-minded, within a complex and hyper-connected world.
Students Learn How to Learn
Throughout all IB programmes, students develop approaches to learning skills and the attributes of the IB learner profile. The IB learner is positively challenged to think critically and to learn in a flexible environment crossing disciplinary, cultural and national boundaries.
IB students take responsibility for their own learning and understand how knowledge itself is constructed, underpinned by theory of knowledge (TOK) course.
IB programmes help students:
An IB education is holistic in nature – it is concerned with educating the whole person.
IB Learner Profile
The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world
As IB learners we strive to be:
The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. We believe these attributes, and others like them, can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national and global communities.
Correlation between St Nicholas and IB programs:
*St Nicholas School Alphaville is a Candidate School* for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that St Nicholas believes 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 www.ibo.org