The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a nonprofit foundation founded in 1968, providing 4 prestigious educational programs demanding high learning standards and equipping students with the well-rounded skills and knowledge to be ready for international learning and working context. Over the last 50 years, IB has been well-recognized and highly appreciated by prestigious colleges and universities worldwide. Students who attain an IB DP will be eligible for scholarships, and course exemption and be exempted from other tertiary enrollment requirements.
In October 2022, The Dewey Schools is officially an IB Candidate School. The school is taking necessary actions to fulfill the requirements of the IB Authorization Process so that we will be recognized as an IB World School and teach Pre-Diploma Programme (DP) and Diploma Programme for High school students. Starting from the 2023-2024 school year, The Dewey Schools Tay Ho Tay campus officially recruits prospective students for the Pre-IB (DP) program, which is exclusively for the students entering Grade 9. Students will be provided with fundamental knowledge and skills to continue the IB program and obtain the IB Diploma upon graduation. Students of the Pre-IB program will receive a scholarship of 100% tuition fee from Edufit Scholarship Fund if they pass the annual assessment test.
1. IB MISSION
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, supporting them to achieve the results they deserve in both their personal and professional lives through understanding and respecting cultural diversity – the foundation for developing international thinking.
2. IB LEARNER PROFILE
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.
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.
They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
They have 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 actions and the consequences that accompany them.
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.
They show empathy, compassion, and respect toward the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service and act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and the environment.
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.
They understand the importance of intellectual, physical, and emotional balance to achieve personal well‐being for themselves and others.
They give thoughtful consideration to their learning and experience. They can assess and understand their strengths and limitations to support their learning and personal development.”
The Dewey Schools Tay Ho Tay 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 (DP) or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
** Mission Statement from the IB: Please refer to IB Mission