International School offers three international programmes: Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program and the Diploma Program from the International Baccalaureate

Learning at IS Hilversum

​​​​​​​​​​​The International School Hilversum offers three programmes: The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years (PY​P), Middle Years (MYP​) and the full Diploma Programme (IBDP). We are one of only a handful of select schools in Northern Europe to offer all three programmes and so are able to bring the full IB experience to our students. The lessons taught are designed to celebrate diversity and to engage the student at all times, enc​ouraging them to share t​heir knowledge and experience with others, whilst learning from a global perspective. We also offer a bi​lingual programme (TT​O) within an international context. 

Leading in our school philosophy is the IB Learner Profile:​

​​Inquirers

We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm sustain our love of learning throughout life.

Knowledgeable

We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global signicance.

Thinkers

We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.​

Communicators

We express ourselves condently and creatively in more thanone language and in many ways. We collaborate eectively, listening carefully to the perspectives​ of other individuals and groups.

​Principled​

We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. We take responsibility for our own actions and the consequences that accompany them. 

Open-minded

We understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. We are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of view points, and are willing to grow from the experience.

Caring

We show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. We have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.  

Risk-takers

We approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. We are brave and articulate in defending our beliefs.  

Balanced 

We understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

Reflective

They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.

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 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2006 ​

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