International Baccalaureate


There are more than 900,000 International Baccalaureate (IB) students in over 140 countries. The International Magnet School is fully authorized as an IB World School for the Primary Years. The IB Primary Years Programme prepares students in the 21st century for an interconnected world, and for a lifetime appreciation of learning. This globally recognized program brings with it the rigor of international standards recognized for providing students with a world-class education.

According to the official International Baccalaureate Organization the Primary Years Programme, for students aged 3 to 12, focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.

The IB curriculum includes six transdisciplinary themes taught during the school year. Chosen for their global significance, they allow students to learn beyond traditional subject areas. The themes help teachers develop a program of inquiries that are substantial, in-depth, and usually last for several weeks.

IB Primary Years Programme

Five essential elements

There are five essential elements incorporated into the teaching framework, so students have the opportunity to:

  • Gain knowledge that is relevant and of global significance
  • Develop an understanding of concepts, which allows them to make connections
  • Acquire transdisciplinary and disciplinary skills
  • Develop attitudes that will lead to international-mindedness
  • Take action as a consequence of their learning

Curriculum model

The curriculum is expressed in three interrelated ways:

  • The written curriculum – what do you want to learn?
  • The taught curriculum – how best will we learn?
  • The assessed curriculum – how will we know what we have learned?

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