IB Schools: What They Offer And Reasons For Their Popularity

Aarushi Singh
3 min readNov 7, 2019

Today there are many schools which offer IB or International Baccalaureate programs. In fact most of the leading schools across the country today cater to the growing demand of parents wanting to put their children in IB programs. The fact that IB programmes aim for the all round development of the students thereby enabling them to develop into enquiring, motivated knowledge seekers is something which appeals to the modern parent.

Gurgaon by virtue being one of the important and fast growing economic hubs of India, perhaps has one of the largest concentrations of IB schools in India. A list of the top ib schools in gurgaon includes such eminent institutions like:

· The Shri Ram School,

· Excelsior American School,

· GD Goenka Global School,

· Suncity School,

· DPS International,

· Amity Global School etc.

The fact that such a huge concentration of IB schools exists in Gurgaon, specifically schools near Sohna road Gurgaon, is proof of the growing popularity of the IB programs. But what makes it different is not just the international curriculum that is followed; it is the thought that goes into the development of this curriculum which is so made that it:

· Aims to inculcate critical thinking in students by encourage them to challenge assumptions that are generally made,

· Is developed by incorporating quality practices which are well-researched, result oriented and free from government and national education policy influences,

· Encourages students to view things both from the local, national and global perspective and

· Looks to develop students who are multi-lingual and have the ability to easily adapt to international education systems around the world.

In fact for all schools, especially those schools near Sohna road Gurgaon, who aim to become a part of this growing community, it is necessary to obtain the required authorization. They also have to obtain the relevant training that is required to implement the IB programs which consist of:

· The PYP program or the Primary Years Program: This is for the age range of 3 to 12 years and focuses primarily on 360 degree development of the child.

· The middle years program: This program is inclusive so that all students can benefit from it irrespective of what their interests and academic abilities are. This program is also designed to enable students to relate to the real world through their curriculum. Students participating in this program are in the age group of 11 and 16 years.

· Diploma program: Students opting for this program generally gain from the depth and breadth of knowledge that is offered thereby coming out as physical, intellectual, emotional and ethical winners.

· Career related program: This program has been essentially created to help career-oriented students attain employment or higher education apprenticeships.

All top ib schools in gurgaon offer the above programs and impart IB training successfully thereby transforming the lives of the innocent children who come in their care at the age of 3. It has also been statistically proved that IB schools create students with all round development and students passing out of these schools are physically, morally and academically strong.

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