The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is a two year program of study.

Throughout the two years, students study 6 subject areas, which include: English, a foreign language, a
social science, a science, math and the arts. If students decide to choose a specific science or social
science based university track, they can choose to take an additional subject in that area instead of an
arts course. Students will also study the IBDP core subjects: Theory of knowledge, CAS (Creativity,
Activity and Service) and they will write an Extended Essay.

The mission of the IB is “to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to
create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect”. In an ever-
changing world, our goal in the IB Diploma Programme at El Alsson is to support the development of
21st century leaders who will become agents of change and make a positive and sustainable
contributions to our world. In IBDP classes, teachers use an inquiry-based approach which encourages
the student to become a principled risk-taker and an active collaborator in the classroom and become
the driver of their own learning process.

The IB program at El Alsson places great emphasis on the IB core: Theory of Knowledge, CAS (creativity,
activity, service) and the Extended Essay. Through the IB core, students will be able to connect their
learning across their subjects and apply their knowledge and skills to design solutions for contemporary
issues and problems. Through the IB core and their chosen subjects, students will be able to think,
evaluate, and use data seamlessly without getting overwhelmed. They will become effective
communicators and rise to both personal and social challenges by being knowledgeable and open-
minded individuals. While IB students will develop team-working skills which are paramount to success
in the future, they will also learn to think, work, and act independently.