About the IB Curriculum

The focus of the curriculum will be the offering of courses as prescribed by the IB Course of Studies. Full diploma students will have to take three courses at the Higher Level (HL, two-year courses) and three courses at the Standard Level (SL, generally one-year courses). Students are thus able to explore some subjects in depth and others more broadly. The science-oriented student is challenged to learn a foreign language and the natural linguist becomes familiar with laboratory procedures.

In addition to the coursework students must complete a course in Theory of Knowledge, participate in over 150 hours of Creativity, Action, and Service activities, and write an Extended Essay of 4,000 words. Active citizenship and global perspectives are encouraged in each area of the curriculum.