IB Program

Discover the IB Continuum

“We strongly believe the IB Program is the best program available today to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who will create a better world.

The inquiry-based learning approach of IB provides our students with a dynamic learning environment that equips each child with the communication, critical thinking and team work skills to be a happy and successful lifelong learner.”

Ms. Valerie Little – Junior School Principal

Ms. Brandy Stern – Senior School Principal

What is the IB Program?

The IB enables students to direct their own learning pathway and develop the skills and confidence they need to thrive and make a lasting difference. It empowers teachers as the architects of learning excellence, working alongside engaged colleagues in a rewarding career supported by a strong global network of other IB schools.

Our IB programs embody a holistic and student-centred approach to teaching and learning and provide our students with the best possible preparation for the 21st century.

The Learning
Process at SJS

  • Based on inquiry, essential skills and learning how to learn
  • Focused on developing conceptual understanding both within and across subjects
  • Grounded in local and global contexts and situations
  • Informed by ongoing and varied assessments
  • Builds effective teamwork and collaboration
  • Fosters interdisciplinary learning—concepts and skills are connected across two or more subjects
  • Develops essential critical thinking and reflection skills