“The arts demonstrate that what we later come to recognise as paradigm-changing innovations could hardly have been planned, and as a result are … the work of individuals who took the road less-traveled.” DP graduate Marcel Wälde explores the value of open ended creative inquiry in an era that is increasingly quantified.
What do you do when confronted with results that don’t meet your expectations? Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Safinah Hambali says “One of the greatest tests in life is overcoming disappointment … having a more positive attitude gives yourself a chance to find success in the future.”
Putting a more international emphasis on education is not only the best way to bring people together from different social backgrounds but also people from different cultural backgrounds. Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Flora Maile Felix shares her insights on the value of an international education.
This article illustrates a year 6 team’s journey to incorporate well-being into inquiries and encourage students to take meaningful action by emphasizing positive purpose.
DP students share their laboratory skills with local middle school students Biotech Bootcamp is not your usual summer camp. Run by Danielle Jensen, IB biology teacher at Biotechnology High School (BTHS), in Monmouth County, New Jersey, in the US, it gives middle school students the chance to try cutting-edge science experiments. The school’s Diploma Programme […]
Diploma Programme alumna Stephanie Stan steps back to look at the life lessons she has learned since her time as an IB student. She says “I would go back and be a part of [the Diploma Programme] again in a heartbeat. But what I would change … not make it such a blinding priority to […]
Since her days as a student, alumna Halley Rose Meslin has explored her surroundings as a historian. “Being a historian means you know how to use the tools of the trade” says Meslin. “Critical thinking, understanding different points of view, analyzing trends, and articulating eloquently” are all skills DP students use every day.
A new IB World School invited DP students to create their own uniform, giving them a chance to learn valuable skills and leave a legacy for the future
Every college and university around the world is different. They have their own mascots, traditions, student demographics, etc. While this is true, the higher education community is rather connected. Alumnus Matthew Ferby shares his experience with higher education since graduating from the Diploma Programme (DP).
The popular saying: “two heads are better than one” has come a reality for one Primary Years Programme (PYP) school in Mexico. In this article you will read about how the entire school experienced a student-centered environment since implementation of whole-staff brainstorm meetings to enrich units of inquiry.
Walford Anglican School for Girls in Australia ran an IB Week, highlighting approaches to learning Walford Anglican School for Girls in Adelaide, Australia, has had three big birthdays to celebrate this year—its 125th anniversary, the Old Scholar Association’s Centenary and the IB’s 50th anniversary. To mark these occasions, the school hosted IB Week to highlight approaches to […]
Students and parents often weigh the value of an IB education against how well it prepares students for university admission. These admissions officers sat down with us to answer common questions for students applying to universities in the United States and Canada.
Universities want to hear about how you learn, your unique projects and the assignments that define your individual interests. IB programmes offer students a framework to help shape those interests and show where you will go during the next stage of your education.
“Internationalism means you will have more than one place you call home,” says alumnus Sofia Parunova, and that this “shouldn’t discourage anyone from traveling far from home to complete the challenge that the DP is.” Sofia reflects on studying, and now living, in an international world.
Aspiring pilot Trevor Simoneau maps out an airborne future via his own business