The IB Diploma Program


The Diploma Program: preparing students for success in higher education and life in a global society.

 What is the Diploma Program?

The IB Diploma Program (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The program has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.

The Diploma Program prepares students for effective participation in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global society as they:

  • develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically
  • acquire breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, studying courses from 6 subject groups
  • develop the skills and a positive attitude toward learning that will prepare them for higher education
  • study at least two languages and increase understanding of different cultures
  • make connections across traditional academic disciplines and explore the nature of knowledge through the program’s unique theory of knowledge course
  • undertake in-depth research into an area of interest through the lens of one or more academic disciplines in the extended essay
  • enhance their personal and interpersonal development through creativity, action and service

We believe the IB Diploma Program supports the AISV mission to ensure that all students reach their full potential. It does this by:

  • Offering a challenging academic program which maximizes the potential of every student;
  • Providing flexible program which can be tailored according to the interests and strengths of each student;
  • Promoting the education of the whole person;
  • Empowering students to participate actively in their own learning;
  • Encouraging students to turn empathy and compassion into action;
  • Opening doors and providing opportunities for university admissions and beyond.