Are You Considering the IB Diploma Program?
Here are some things to consider:
interact with your classmates and teachers extensively.
The IB Diploma Program Curriculum
The IB DP curriculum is composed of 6 subject groups, in addition to the IB Core. With guidance from their DP coordinator and academic coach, students choose 3 subjects to learn at a higher level and 3 at a standard level. The arts are elective and can be replaced by an additional course in one of the first four groups.
The IB Core: Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS), and the Extended Essay, broaden the student experience and emphasize applied skills. In TOK, students use focused inquiry to reflect on the nature of knowledge and how we know what we claim to know. CAS allows for personal and interpersonal development through problem-solving and initiative in an area that is meaningful to the student. Finally, the Extended Essay is a self-directed research project, culminating in a 4,000-word paper.
Ermitage students in the Diploma Program learn to take responsibility for their education and become the independent learners that universities seek.
Group 1: Language & Literature
- English Literature
- English Language & Literature
- French Language & Literature
Group 2: Language & Acquisition
Group 3: Individuals and Societies
- Business & Management
- Global Politics
Group 4: Sciences
- Environmental Systems
Group 5: Mathematics
- Applications & Interpretations
- Analysis & Approaches
Group 6: The Arts
- Visual Arts
- Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
- Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)
- Extended Essay (EE)
Out into the World
Besides encouraging great academic performance, the IB at Ermitage also provides our students with an empathetic and intercultural framework in which they grow and develop essential skills. Our graduates are ready to face the world with clear eyes, open hearts and the tools they need to reach their goals, wherever they may go.