Our school has been founded by families from a variety of different national, cultural, and educational backgrounds. We have worked together from the beginning to create an internationally-focused community, with an educational experience for students to match. Our school is built on the foundation of the well-respected curricular framework of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, which guides how we teach, how we learn, and how we live.
We have applied for and been accepted as an IB candidate school*, and are currently implementing our mandatory trial teaching period (over the next 12-24 months), at which time we will apply for full authorization as an IB World School. During this period, our students will engage with our teachers in all aspects of the IB curricular framework through our inquiry-driven classes, and our focus on developing aspects of the IB Learner Profile.
Does your country of origin formally recognize the IB program? You can learn more about this directly from the IB website and access official recognition statements below.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is a primary and secondary school curriculum recognized and taught in 158 countries worldwide. The IB Program places a dual emphasis on both academic rigor and on students' personal development. The program's academic aspects culminate in rigorous international assessments broadly recognized as the gold standard in university admissions. Beyond academics, the program fosters student growth with the goal of creating inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Founded in 1968, the IB program has grown from only a handful of schools to over 5000 schools across the globe.
The PYP offers an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum framework that builds conceptual understanding. It is a student-centered approach to education for children aged 3-11. It reflects the best of educational research, thought leadership and experience derived from IB World Schools. We are currently an IB Candidate School* for the PYP program, and our school curriculum follows teaching methodologies of the PYP program from 1st through 5th grade.
The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents, ages 11-16. The MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. We are currently an IB Candidate School* for the MYP program, and our school curriculum follows the MYP curricular framework from 6th through 10th grade.
The Diploma Program (DP) curriculum is a 2-year program for students ages 16-19, made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay. Students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service. Our school is not yet authorized to teach the Diploma Program, but we plan to seek authorization for the program in the future.
In addition to holding students to high academic standards, the IB program encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners. As an internationally recognized program, the application process to international universities is simplified, as IB exam results are forwarded to higher education institutions in nearly 90 countries annually.
IB students develop strong academic, social and emotional characteristics. They are also likely to perform well academically – often better than students on other programs. There is more information about the performance of IB students on the IB programme pages. For example, international school students on the IB Diploma Programme (DP) are likely to enroll at top universities, and students on the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) outperform other students in a number of areas.
Explore the official IB website and read more about their academic program offerings, including the PYP, MYP, and DP.
The Split International School is an IB candidate* school for both the PYP and MYP Programs. We are pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education - that we believe is important for our students.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
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