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Creating a new tradition

Case study: Diploma Programme (DP) Founded in 1950, the High School Affiliated to Renmin University in China just began offering the Diploma Programme in 2012. Yet the cohort already has increased to the point that the biggest barrier to more growth is simply space. Chinese schools typically take a traditional approach to education. The Diploma Programme (DP) focuses on not […]


IB learners are prepared for the future

A new video library is available to on YouTube and Vimeo to help your community discover and share the IB experience.  This series introduces viewers to a global network of engaged, passionate teachers and learners, working toward a common goal; education for a better world. The series includes three vignettes on how IB programmes prepare students […]


Challenged to succeed

Case study: Diploma Programme (DP) Eighty-five percent of the students at Robinson Secondary School take at least one DP class. That has not always been the case. The coordinators and teachers who make that possible believe in their students and the IB philosophy—and they work hard to support both. The international flavor at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia, in the […]

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Perseverance pays off

Case study: Diploma Programme (DP) The International School of Düsseldorf was one of the first schools to offer the Diploma Programme. Some 40 years later, the school continues to believe in the IB pedagogy. When the International School of Düsseldorf (ISD) began to offer the Diploma Programme (DP) in 1977, one obstacle arose immediately: The local state government authorities did […]

Reflecting on the Diploma Programme

“I accept setbacks, bounce back from disappointment and learn from my errors” In an honest and personal story, Vedika Luthra, IB Diploma Programme student from the American School of Warsaw, explains how disappointing test marks motivated her to perform better the next time

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Learning for life

How do I best learn? What do I need that would help me in my academic journey? These challenging questions guided Canadian alumna Tsering Asha Leba toward creating a personalized toolbox of skills, techniques, and habits that supported her academic success. She writes to us from her current home in the UK.