International Baccalaureate, what makes it different and what are its advantages?

Choosing a school for your children is not only a family priority but also a huge responsibility, especially in today’s uncertain times. The main concern is to make the right choice, a choice that will last for years and will also condition the future of your children. There is no magic formula, nor a single option. In fact, every day we have a wider range of possibilities.

Among all of them is Casvi International American School, which is not only an American international school with native teachers, it is much more. Our educational project is based on the three International Baccalaureate Programs, a recognized methodology that promotes the development of skills and abilities of all children from an early age.

Differences between IB and other educational models

At Casvi International American School we are constantly adapting to the new needs that society demands, and we train our students for their personal and professional future. Our commitment to innovation is constant, therefore, not only do we believe it is necessary to incorporate new teaching methods, but we also put into practice the use of New Technologies as basic tools of a good educational system.

The fundamental pillar in Casvi is the implementation of the three programs of the International Baccalaureate (IB), at all teaching levels: PYP (Primary School Program), MYP (Middle Years Program) and DP (Diploma Program).

The International Baccalaureate is a competency-based and constructivist learning methodological framework, which aims to produce students who, at the end of their schooling, are inquirers, open-minded, knowledgeable, caring, thinkers, risk-takers, good communicators, balanced, principled, and reflectives. It is a unique teaching method where practice, research and inquiry take the lead. A method that concretely teaches each student to learn how to learn, resulting in successful citizens.

In addition, internationality, the teaching of languages and cultures, and the fostering of talent underpin a methodology with more than 50 years of history.

The IB distinguishes itself from other programs because:

  • Thanks to its teaching methodology, students learn to think critically.
  • It encourages students to examine both the local and international environment. In doing so, they develop an open and international mindset, which prepares them for a world that is constantly changing.
  • It maintains its independence from governments and national education systems, allowing it to adopt best practices from a wide variety of educational frameworks and curricula from different countries. This allows every IB student to gain access to any university in the world.
What are the main advantages of the IB method?

Students in IB Schools World receive an exceptional education in which they:

  • Are encouraged to think critically and solve complex problems.
  • Direct their own learning.
  • Pursue educational programs that can help them gain admission to some of the world’s most prestigious universities.
  • Open up to the world by learning different languages.
  • Can interact with others in an increasingly globalized world.

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