Congratulations Class of 2018!
Stonehill’s Grade 12 Students get Excellent Scores Once Again
Stonehill International School, known for its diverse and inclusive culture, continues to move from strength to strength. With an average pass rate of 34 points and an overall average of 32.1 points, Stonehill’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) score remains above the world average, for the sixth consecutive year. Of the graduating Class of 2018, two of Stonehill’s graduates received an excellent result of 42 out of a maximum score of 45 points.
The IB Diploma (Grade 11 and 12) is a rigorous two-year programme designed to prepare students in multidisciplinary approaches to solving problems. It is crafted to be academically challenging, allowing students to acquire a vast breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding; make connections across traditional academic disciplines through in-depth academic research; and strengthen their ability to solve problems and understand concepts. This holistic approach to education also helps students enhance their personal and interpersonal development.
Students from Stonehill’s graduating Class of 2018 have been accepted into universities such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, London School of Economics (LSE) and McGill University. This small cohort of 26 students have collectively earned scholarships worth over $250, 000.
Over the years, the school has accomplished an illustrious record of placing its students at universities such as MIT, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, NYU, Texas A&M, and Virginia Tech in the United States; London School of Economics, Kings College, University of Manchester, University of Warwick and the University of Bath in the UK; Savannah School of Art and Design, City University of Hong Kong, BITS Pilani, VIT Vellore and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, amongst others in Asia.
Simon McCloskey, the Head of School says, “As an inclusive school, striving to develop caring, confident and responsible global citizens, we are delighted that Stonehill’s average IB Diploma results have now been consistently above the world average for the past six years. We are also extremely pleased that two of our students, Dilsher Singh and Vinicius De Paula Sousa, both achieved 42 points – our highest score this year. We are all extremely proud of the Stonehill Graduating Class of 2018. We know that our very special students will go on to achieve great things.”
Here’s what some of this year's graduates have to say about the IB Diploma Programme and the school:
Dilsher, one of Stonehill’s top scorers says, “Maths and Science have always been my areas of interest; the excellent teachers at Stonehill have provided me with wonderful opportunities to leverage these interests. Sports has been my passion and Stonehill has given me opportunities to excel in football, cricket and swimming. The school has helped me develop lifelong skills which make me feel better prepared for University life. The IB programme has provided me with a holistic environment for learning and made me a confident learner.”
Ida Wardemark says, “The IB Diploma is a very tough programme that requires students to really think outside the box and work to their full potential. Throughout my experience, I was able to enhance communication and writing skills, gain a sense of international-mindedness and become a critical thinker. All of which are characteristics which I will now be able to apply in life. Stonehill has a very open environment and I was able to complete the IB Diploma Programme with support from our great staff and teachers – without whom we could not have done this! ”
“Being a student at Stonehill provided me with the perfect environment to learn. I had the freedom and the space to follow my intuition, along with the necessary and strong support from teachers to fall back on when I needed guidance. These two elements made my experience in Stonehill a very valuable one – one I’ll remember forever.” Says Vinicius, another top scorer.
Shashank Rammoorthy, Valedictorian for this years’ cohort says “Studying at Stonehill has been a great, all-round experience. I’ve learnt so much from my teachers and friends at this diverse school. The students received great support from all of our teachers, especially as the final IB exams approached.”
Mr. Narendra Mehrotra, the Principal of the Secondary School says, “We at Stonehill believe in providing a truly global education by providing challenging and diverse learning environments that promote international mindedness. Our students learn to be critical thinkers who apply concepts, both in familiar and unfamiliar situations. They are taught to think for themselves by driving the learning process, are competent problem solvers and can handle unexpected situations. Learning through practical real-world examples is unique and long lasting, enabling our students to be well prepared for the challenges of university learning, and to face life in the real world with confidence.”