The International School Hilversum offers three programmes: The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years (PYP), 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, encouraging them to share their knowledge and experience with others, whilst learning from a global perspective. We also offer a bilingual programme (TTO) within an international context.
Leading in our school philosophy is the IB Learner Profile:
We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
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.
We understand and appreciate our 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.
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.
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.
We understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for ourselves and others.
We 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.
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2006