What is the International Baccalaureate Programme?



At Casvi International American School we are a reference of an international and global education, of quality and innovation, where our students reach the highest levels of excellence in their academic development within the framework of the International Baccalaureate. But, do we really know how this education system works?

Imagine an educational community of multicultural professionals and students, with a shared vision and mission, whose ultimate goal is to help young people develop the skills, values and knowledge necessary to create a better and more peaceful world. This is the teaching model of the International Baccalaureate (IB), a methodology that is contemplated by Casvi International American School through its three IBO (International Baccalaureate Organization) programs: the PYP (Primary School Program), in Infant and Primary Education; the MYP (Middle Years Programme), in Compulsory Secondary Education; and the Diploma Programme in High School.

What is the International Baccalaureate?

Within these programs are integrated the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, Emotional Intelligence and Early Stimulation. The objective of Casvi International American School is to form successful citizensyoung inquisitive, informed and educated, thinkers, good communicators, honest, open-minded, supportive, balanced and reflective. Definitely, we teach them to know how to learn by themselves.

This teaching methodology is a quality educational program for anyone who chooses it, since it is based on adding a plus of content based on the execution of work, often in groups and teams that aims to teach how to work, reason and draw their own conclusions. All this, to achieve continuous learning. The International Baccalaureate (IB) is based on a methodological framework by competencies and constructivism that can be implemented on any educational system.

But, why an IB model in an American school? Implementing this type of program on an American teaching structure, allows the language of instruction to be English, with native teachers. Furthermore, it helps in the achievement of our mission as an educational center, since we make our students grow professionally, personally and intellectually to reach a real advantage in the university, working world or in any real life situation through the detection and development of talent, with an entrepreneurial spirit and an ethical commitment to our society.

What is the International Baccalaureate?

The profile of the International Baccalaureate (IB) learning community is the expression of a wide range of human skills and responsibilities that go far beyond academic success. The goal of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded individuals who are aware of their common humanity and shared responsibility for the planet. The international mentality is one of the essential aspects within this model of teaching.

According to the IB Education, there are 10 attributes that reflect the holistic nature of this type of education:

  1. Inquirers: We cultivate our curiosity while developing inquiry and research skills.
  2. Knowledgeable: We develop and use our conceptual understanding by exploring knowledge in a variety of disciplines.
  3. Thinkers: We use critical and creative thinking.
  4. Communicators: We express ourselves confidently and creatively in a variety of languages, languages and ways.
  5. Principled: We take responsibility for our own actions and their consequences.
  6. Open-minded: We seek and consider different points of view and are willing to learn from experience.
  7. Caring: We show empathy, sensitivity and respect.
  8. Risk-Takers: We approach uncertainty with foresight and determination.
  9. Balanced: We understand the importance of physical, mental and emotional balance to achieve the well-being of ourselves and others.
  10. Reflectives: We carefully evaluate the world and our own ideas and experiences.

The combination of these 10 attributes results in high-performing students who are better prepared to do university work that requires research, and are better able to handle demanding workloads and time management challenges.

Another great advantage of this educational program is that it allows for skilled educators and professional collaborative learning communities. In addition, the IB offers a wide professional development opportunities as students achieve strong academic, social, and emotional development.

You may ask, why choose this education system and not another? It’s simple. The IB methodology is a unique option to help students develop and achieve their goals. At Casvi International American School we offer great opportunities to educate successful young people. For this reason, the entire educational community shares the idea that through education a better world can be built.

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