• The School at St. George Place

    An International Baccalaureate World School

    Authorized: May 2014

    Head of School, Dave Wheat

    IB Coordinator, Maxine Adams

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    IB Continuum
     
    What is the International Baccalaureate?
    The IB continuum of international education for 3-19 year olds is unique because of its academic and personal rigour. We challenge students to excel in their studies and in their personal growth. We aim to inspire a quest for learning throughout life that is marked by enthusiasm and empathy. The IB aspires to help schools develop well rounded students with character: students who can respond to challenges with optimism and an open-mind; students confident in their own identities; students who make ethical decisions; students who join with others in celebrating our common humanity; students who are prepared to apply what they learn in real world, complex and unpredictable situations. Read More.
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    Curriculum Overview 
     The IB Primary Years Program provides a curriculum framework of 5 Essential Elements: Knowledge- content in math, language, social studies, science and the arts. Key Concepts- important ideas that have universal significance regardless of time or place within and across disciplines. Concepts are presented in the forms of questions that drive the inquiry. Approaches to Learning- specific capabilities in thinking, social interactions, communication, self-management, and research Attitudes- dispositions, values, beliefs and feelings towards learning Action- Making changes to and in the world. Each of the IB's programmes is committed to the development of students according to the IB learner profile.These elements are reflected in the learners at The School at St. George Place--we have a commitment to the development of the whole child. Learn more about the expansion of the IB community within HISD.
  • The IB Learn Profile in Action
    The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
     
     
     
  • The Attitudes
     

    In an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme school, students should demonstrate

    Appreciation- Appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people.
     
    Commitment- Being committed to their own learning, persevering and showing self-discipline and responsibility.
     
    Confidence- Feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices.
     
    Cooperation- Cooperating, collaborating, and leading or following as the situation demands.
     
    Creativity- Being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas
     
    Curiosity- Being curious about the nature of learning, about the world, its people and cultures.
     
    Empathy- Imagining him or herself in another's situation in order to understand his or her reasoning and emotions, so as to be open-minded and reflective about the perspectives of others.
     
    Enthusiasm- Enjoying learning and willingly putting the effort into the process.
     
    Independence- Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgments based on reasoned argument, and being able to defend their judgments.
     
    Integrity- Being honest and demonstrating a considered sense of fairness.
     
    Respect- Respecting themselves, others and the world around them.
     
    Tolerance- Being sensitive about the differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others.
     
  • The Learner Profile Attributes

    The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. IB learners strive to be:

     

    Inquirers-They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning.They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

     

    Knowledgeable-They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

     

    Thinkers-They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

     

    Communicators-They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

     

    Principled-They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

     

    Open-minded-They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

     

    Caring-They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

     

    Risk-takers-They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

     

    Balanced-They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.