International Baccalaureate

Programme (K to 12)

Our IB Mission

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.

IB Programmes Overview From Kindergarten to Grade 12

In the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the IB’s youngest students learn about and use knowledge, concepts and skills from a variety of subjects to explore six transdisciplinary themes and begin to develop the attributes of the learner profile.

In the Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world and culminates in a personal project. Students who complete the MYP are well-prepared to undertake the IB Diploma Programme.

In the final two years of high school, students will enter the Diploma Programme (DP), a curriculum which emphasizes both breadth and depth of knowledge. The DP is made up of six subject groups and a core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and a research

paper of up to 4,000 words, the extended essay (EE);

All IB programmes:

• Have a strong international dimension
• Draw on content from educational cultures around the world
• Require study across a broad range of subjects
• Include both individual subjects and transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary areas
• Give special emphasis to learning languages
• Focus on developing the skills of learning
• Provide opportunities for individual and collaborative planning and research
• Encourage students to become responsible, active members of their community

They all include:

• A written curriculum or curriculum framework
• Student assessment appropriate to the age range
• Professional development and networking opportunities for teachers
• Support, authorization and programme evaluation for the school

Latest News and Announcements

• IB Continuum Presentation - PYP Agency, MYP Personal Project, DP Initiation (6:30–8 p.m.) (2022-10-06 18:35 GMT-4)

International Baccalaureate @ GCSD
Presenter: Catherine Addor
Date: 10/06/22

IB Continuum Presentation - PYP MYP and DP

International Baccalaureate @ GCSD

Companion Presentation Deck

Date: 10/06/22

For More Information Contact:

Catherine Addor

Director of International Baccalaureate, World Languages
and English as a New Language Programs

Tel: 914.761.6000 ext. 3154