IB World School

ISPP is an International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School. The IB is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student.

The ISPP Mission Statement aligns with the International Baccalaureate 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.

Founded in 1968, the IB currently works with nearly 4,000 schools in 146 countries to develop and offer their challenging programmes to more than one million students aged 3 to 19 years. Within each country, networks and associations enable schools to learn from each other’s experiences. Teachers, coordinators and heads of schools from across the whole region meet at IB Asia-Pacific workshops and conferences.

Three programmes are offered at ISPP to help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

ib Programmes

Primary Years Programme (PYP)

For students aged 3 to 12, the PYP focuses on the development of the whole child in the classroom and in the world outside.

Middle Years Programme (MYP)

For students aged 11 to 16, the MYP provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills, achieved through embracing and transcending traditional school subjects. 

Diploma Programme (DP)

For students aged 16 to 19, the DP is a demanding two-year curriculum leading to final examinations and a qualification that is welcomed by leading universities around the world. 

IB Learner Profile

Each programme includes a curriculum and pedagogy, student assessment appropriate to the age range, professional development for teachers, and a process of school authorisation and evaluation. The IB Learner Profile is a set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of IB schools and teachers, uniting them in a common purpose and providing a long-term vision of education. Students are provided with opportunities to develop the following attributes of the Learner Profile:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

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