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The appeal of the IB Programme

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The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme, implemented in IB schools, in many private schools (primary and secondary schools), is an increasingly popular way to provide your child with top-level education and then an international professional career. Over 5,000 schools worldwide offer the IB Programme, through the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).  continue reading...

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School  ( = Featured ) Grades Type Languages / Type
3 International American School of Warsaw

Dembego Stefana 18, Warszawa, 02-796
PS/Kindergarten (3 years) to Gr. 12 American Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
English, Polish
American Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
3 Monnet International School

6A Belwederska, Warszawa, 00-762
Nursery (12 months) to Gr. 12 International Baccalaureate English, Polish
International Baccalaureate
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3 Thames British School

Usypiskowa 5+ ul.Gładka 31+ ul.Wawelska 66/74+ Piaseczno, Warszawa, 02-386
Nursery (2,5 years) to Gr. 12 A levels
Diploma programme
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English, Polish
A levels
Diploma programme
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
3 American School of Warsaw

Warszawska 202, Konstancin-Jeziorna, 05-520
PS/Kindergarten (3 years) to Gr. 12 American Curriculum
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
Middle years programme
Primary years programme
PSAT Exams
SAT I Exams
English
American Curriculum
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
Middle years programme
Primary years programme
PSAT Exams
SAT I Exams
3 The British School Warsaw

ul. Limanowskiego 15, Warszawa, 02-943
Nursery (2,5 years) to Gr. 12 Diploma programme
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English, Polish
Diploma programme
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
2 Szkoła Podstawowa i Liceum Ogólnokształcące Sióstr Nazaretanek

Czerniakowska 137, Warszawa, 00-720
Gr. 1 to Gr. 12 International Baccalaureate
Roman Catholic
English, Polish
International Baccalaureate
Roman Catholic
1 Complex of Silesian International Schools

Wincentego Witosa 18, Katowice, 40-832
PS/Kindergarten (2,5 years) to Gr. 12 Diploma programme
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
English, German, Polish, Spanish
Diploma programme
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 St. Stephen's School, Rome

Via Aventina 3, Rome, 00153
Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 American Curriculum
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
English
American Curriculum
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
1 The Canadian School of Warsaw

7 Bełska Street, Warszawa, 02-638
PS/Kindergarten (2,5 years) to Gr. 8 International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Primary years programme
English, French, Polish
International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Primary years programme
1 Rothesay Netherwood School

40 College Hill Road, Rothesay, E2E 5H1
Gr. 6 to Gr. 12 Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
English
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
1 Pechersk School International - Warsaw Campus

Bielawa, ul. Warszawska 202, Konstancin-Jeziorna, 05-520
PS/Kindergarten to Gr. 12 American Curriculum
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
Middle years programme
Primary years programme
PSAT Exams
SAT I Exams
English
American Curriculum
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
Middle years programme
Primary years programme
PSAT Exams
SAT I Exams
1 Liceum Ogólnokształcące Towarzystwa Edukacyjnego Vizja

ul. Okopowa 59, Warszawa, 01-043
Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
English, Polish
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 British International School of the University of Łódź

Fabryczna 4, Łódź, 90-325
Gr. 1 to Gr. 12 Diploma programme
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
English, Polish, Spanish
Diploma programme
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 Warsaw Montessori School/Casa dei Bambini

ul. Szwoleżerów 4, Warszawa, 00-464
Nursery (18 months) to Gr. 12 Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
Montessori
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
English, Polish
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
Montessori
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 International School of EKOLA

ul. Ojca Beyzyma 17, Wrocław, 53-204
Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
English, Polish
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
0 Branksome Hall
10 Elm Ave, Toronto, M4W 1N4
0 Szkoła Podstawowa Paderewski w Lublinie
Symfoniczna 3a, Lublin, 20-853
0 International High School of Wrocław
Racławicka 101, Wrocław, 53-149
0 Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących im. św. Pawła z Tarsu
Poezji 19, Warszawa, 04-994
0 IB World School 1531 Raszyńska
Raszyńska 22, Warszawa, 02-026
0 2 Społecznego Liceum Ogólnokształcącego STO im. Pawła Jasienicy
Nowowiejska 5, Warszawa, 00-643
0 Dwujęzyczna Szkoła Podstawowa ATUT Fundacji Edukacji Międzynarodowej
Racławicka 101, Wrocław, 53-149
0 VIII Prywatne Akademickie Liceum Ogólnokształcące w Krakowie
Karmelicka 45, Kraków, 31-128
0 XXXIII Liceum Ogólnokształcące Dwujęzyczneim. Mikołaja Kopernika w Warszawie
Józefa Bema 76, Warszawa, 01-225
0 Upper Canada College
220 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, M4V 2X8
0 Open Future International School
Kwiecista 25, Kraków, 30-389
0 Prywatne Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Melchiora Wańkowicza
Wincentego Witosa 18, Katowice, 40-832
0 Wonderful Years School
Alzacka 16 a, Warszawa, 03-972
0 The International School of Bydgoszcz
Gałczyńskiego 23, Bydgoszcz, 85-322
0 WIS - Wrocław International School
Racławicka 101, Wrocław, 53-149
0 International School of Poznan
Edmunda Taczanowskiego 18, Pozna, 60-147
0 International European School Warsaw
Wiertnicza 140, Warszawa, 02-952

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"There is no better program than IB because it is constantly evolving and uses the latest research on how the brain works and learns," says Hanna Piskorska, director and founder of Monnet International School (MIS) in Warsaw.

IB is a program where students are very active. Teachers prepare lessons so that students can work independently and stay engaged. Teaching in the IB system is largely based on the project method. Most schools in the world offer the two-year IB DP diploma Programmes, ending with the matura exam, but there are also IB Programmes at lower levels (i.e., the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme - MYP). As Piskorska explains, the IB Programme works best when it’s implemented at all levels of education (PYP, MYP, and IB DP). This makes alignment with the IB educational model smoother and enables students to make the most of the IB approach.

IB Diploma Program (IB DP)

47 schools in Poland offer the IB Diploma Programme, which is a two-year educational program aimed at young people aged 16–19.

IB DP takes into account the core curriculum of most developed countries. This makes it ideal as a teaching model in any corner of the world. Moreover, it’s recognized by the best universities in the world, which gives graduates both the flexibility and the qualification to follow multiple academic and professional paths.

It’s a global program as students can transfer seamlessly from an IB school in one country to an IB school in any other country. An important advantage of the program is also the fact that all lessons in the last two years are in English.

Graduates of IB schools with an IB diploma are very attractive to universities around the world as they’re looking for students who know what they want to do in life. That is why many IB DP graduates study at the best universities in the world, such as Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, Sorbonne, the Jagiellonian University, or the Warsaw School of Economics.

IB Programme Goals

International programs are designed to achieve more than any other curriculum by developing inquisitive, knowledgeable, and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.

IB schools strive to form young people who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.

These are the assumptions made by the International Baccalaureate organization.

The specificity of the IB Programme

As the authors of the IB Programme themselves declare, this program differs from others in the following respects: it

Advantages of the IB Programme

When choosing a school that offers the IB, you should be aware that it is a difficult program but has many very important advantages:

The expert's voice

During the Second Our Kids Expo for Private Schools, three seminars on educational topics took place (you can see all three here).

The topic of the first seminar was “Types of educational programs and the differences between them”. One of the panelists was Angelika Maj—a Polish language teacher at Monnet International School, a school that has been implementing the IB Programme at all three levels for years. Here is her statement about the IB Programme:

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