Bali International School aims to prepare its students for entry into Western schools and the very best universities around the world. To this aim its curriculum, staffing and perspective must remain international in its focus. The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme fulfils this need in every way.
The guiding principals of the IB programmes are:
* Students should develop a holistic attitude to knowledge; they should see the subjects they learn as an integrated whole.
* Students' own cultural experiences and backgrounds, and those of our diverse teaching staff, are a valuable learning resource; we encourage understanding through inter-cultural awareness.
* The ability to express ideas both reflects and deepens understanding; students' communication skills are central to their learning.
The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
The IB, a recognised leader in the field of international education, is a non-profit, mission-driven foundation that offers three challenging programmes for pupils aged 3 to 19.
* The Primary Years Programme (PYP), for pupils aged 3 to 12, focuses on the development of the whole child in the classroom and in the world outside.
* The Middle Years Programme (MYP), for students aged 12 to 16, provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills through embracing and transcending traditional school subjects.
* The Diploma Programme (DP), for students aged 16 to 19, is a demanding two-year curriculum that meets the needs of highly motivated students, and leads to a qualification that is recognised by leading universities around the world.