The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Encouraging students across the world to become active, compassionate lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

A broad and balanced, conceptual and connected curriculum which address students’ cognitive development and social, emotional and physical well-being.

An IB education is holistic in nature - it is concerned with educating the whole person.

Learner Profile

A continuum of international education St. Nicholas offers two of the programmes in the continuum: PYP and Diploma. In the PYP, students learn about and use knowledge, concepts and skills from a variety of subjects to explore six transdisciplinary themes of global significance. In the Diploma Programme, students encounter a range of subjects, and through the creativity, action, service (CAS) component of the DP core they continue their own explorations of physical activity and the creative process. Our 7-10 programme for 12 to 16 years old students draws from IBO philosophy and practice whilst keeping the academic challenge of IGCSE Programmes to prepare students for the
IB Diploma.

An interdisciplinary, integrated curriculum which, as far as possible, is relevant, rigorous and based in the real-world with a focus on higher order thinking skills, multiple intelligences, technology and multimedia.

The Global Context Learning to communicate in a variety of ways in more than one language is fundamental to develop intercultural understanding. At St. Nicholas over 90% of students achieve the bilingual diploma. First languages taught at St. Nicholas School include English, French, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean Portuguese and Spanish.

Inquiry, principled action and critical reflection underpin the work in all IB Schools and this is the case at
St. Nicholas School

The Core

Culminating experiences providing opportunity to exhibit the attributes of the learner profile developed throughout engagement with Programme.

The PYP Exhibition A collaborative, trans disciplinary inquiry process identifying, investigating and offering solutions to real-life issues or problems.


Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay and CAS The DP Core broadens students’ educational experience and challenges them to apply their knowledge and skills.

Theory of knowledge

Students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.

The Extended Essay

An independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.

Creativity, Action & Service

Students complete a project related to those three concepts.

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