Our IB status
IB Middle Years Programme -- authorized summer 2020IB Diploma Programme -- currently in candidacySharpstown International School is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.***Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme 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.**Mission of The International Baccalaureate: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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some short videos that describe the DP and the students who study it:
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Here are some short videos that describe the MYP and students who study it:
These documents from the IB explain more:
Any student aged 11 to 16 can study the IB MYP. There are MYP students all over the world – the programme is taught in over 100 countries.
The MYP aims to develop students who are:
- active learners
- internationally minded
- able to empathize with others
- have the intellect and skills to pursue lives of purpose and meaning.
As part of the IB continuum, the MYP is designed to help students develop the characteristics of the IB learner profile.
It offers students opportunities to:
- develop their potential
- explore their own learning preferences
- take appropriate risks
- reflect on, and develop, a strong sense of personal identity.
At a time when students are establishing their identity and building their self-esteem, the MYP can motivate students and help them to achieve success in school and in life beyond the classroom.