What is the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme?


The International Baccalaureate® organisation was founded in 1968 with the aim of helping young people achieve a comprehensive and extensive development through a stimulating and meaningful study programme. Based on ethical principles and the idea of multiculturalism, the IB Diploma programme encourages young people to grow into individuals that will contribute to the development of a better, more civilised and more inclusive society.

There are currently more than five thousand IB schools in America, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. All these schools share the same mission – to improve the quality of education, international awareness, and holistic approach to learning. The innovative, unique and modern curriculum allows students to acquire competitive and useful knowledge which will help them apply for the best universities in the world.

The IB Diploma programme is designed to best prepare students for American colleges, so it is the perfect solution for anyone planning to study at one of the American universities.

Mission and vision – reaching the child’s full potential

The aim of International Baccalaureate® is to educate caring young people, full of curiosity and knowledge, who will contribute to the creation of a better and more peaceful world through intercultural dialogue and mutual respect.

To that end, the organisation collaborates with schools, governments, and international organisations on the development of complex programmes of international education and demanding assessment.

These programmes encourage students around the world to become active, emphatic and tolerant individuals, committed to lifelong learning.

One of the reasons why we decided to introduce the IB Diploma Programme is because we share the same mission and vision

The main motive and goal of International School is to help our students become citizens of the world, and acquire knowledge, ideas and beliefs that will turn them into successful professionals, and role models to future generations.

Quality education as the key to success grants us the ability to correctly perceive the world around us, to make the right decisions, and utilise our possibilities, talents and potentials in the best way possible. Our mission is to train and empower our students so that they would become the main drive of positive changes in society.

Guided by the vision of our school as a place where new ideas are born, talents are nurtured, and knowledge is expanded and perfected, we want to encourage our students and parents to join our effort, and share the joy of success.

Worldwide recognition of IB Diploma

The International Baccalaureate® programme enjoys an impeccable reputation and respect in the domain of higher education. The IB Diploma programme is one of the most comprehensive and top-quality study programmes, which is why students who finish high school in accordance with this programme have a considerable advantage over other students when it comes to admission to some of the best colleges in the world.

Cooperation with the higher education community ensures the validity and recognition of the IB Diploma, but also continuous improvement of educational services, and opportunities provided by the IB Diploma.

Students who continue secondary education according to the IB Diploma programme will be able to get an education that meets the highest global standards and criteria, and which will prepare them for meeting the requirements of the most renowned higher education institutions, because possessing an IB Diploma opens the doors to the very best of educational institutions.

The IB Diploma programme is based on the idea of comprehensive student development, and implements a holistic, but strict approach to secondary education, and thus represents a wise solutions for all ambitious students with highly developed motivation for achievement and clearly defined goals – it prepares them for continuing their educational journey wherever they want, and to choose the best educational opportunities for themselves.

Savremena gimnazija

This program is performed at the International School, which, like Savremena Gimnazija, is part of LINKgroup Edu Alliance.

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