International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Our children will face a very different and challenging future. Employers are saying that universities and colleges do not prepare graduates well for the work force. Research is showing that many jobs will be taken over by software automation. Good universities are looking at different types of applicants. Grades alone will not matter. Maturity and confidence on the other hand will.

The SIS JC is a very different high school. In SIS, learning is all about inspiring the student. We just do not teach here. Instead we mentor, stimulate, provoke and engage. We understand that each student learns differently. So we engage with each student to draw upon his or her talents and interests. We are preparing them for a brighter future.

In the high school years (JC 1 and JC 2), SIS adopts the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Among the many high school qualifications around the globe, the IBDP has earned its reputation as being among the most challenging and broadest in focus.

The programme is designed to provide students of different linguistic, cultural and educational backgrounds with the intellectual, social and critical perspectives necessary for the adult world that lies ahead.

The IB is different from other curricula because it :

  • Encourages students to think critically and challenge what they are told
  • Is independent and incorporates best practice from many curricula
  • Encourages students to consider both their local and international environment

The SIS IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) 

The IBDP involves the study of six subjects; three subjects at Higher Level (HL) in greater depth and three at Standard Level (SL). In addition to this students must do the following :

  • Theory of Knowledge encourages them to look at knowledge and learning from different perspectives.
  • An Extended Essay component requires students to independently select and research a topic of their choice, drawing from their studies and synthesizing new sources.
  • Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) moves their learning outside the classroom into larger community. At all levels of the school, we provide exceptional opportunity for students to develop independence and leadership skills.