What is the IB Diploma Programme?
The IB Diploma Programme is a world renowned, academically
challenging program designed for juniors and seniors that prepares
students for the rigors of college. It provides an interdisciplinary
curriculum that is internationally focused and recognized by universities worldwide. Courses are taught over two years and exams conducted
in May of senior year.
Students who wish to enroll into the IB programme are automatically Diploma candidates and expected to complete the
coursework and tests associated with qualifying for the IB Diploma. The awarding of the diploma is determined solely by the International Baccalaureate Organization, not De La Salle. The implementation and quality of the Diploma Programme at DLS are the responsibility of DLS.
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.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
De La Salle Collegiate High School is dedicated to the Catholic education of its diverse students, including the poor and disadvantaged. We are a college preparatory school inspired by the spirit and tradition of St. John the Baptist De La Salle, where learning takes place in the presence of God. Each student is encouraged to develop his faith, character, intellect, and morality.
There is a congruence of mission statements in that both strive to foster an environment that promotes the academic, spiritual, physical, and emotional growth of each student toward promoting mature attitudes and behavior in all human relationships while striving for social justice and world peace.