The Primary School Programmeme is an inquiry-based curriculum designed to grow and develop the natural intelligence and curiosity in children ages 3-10. Teaching centres around thematic units that allow students to connect knowledge and skills to their own experience and understanding. Students are encouraged to ask questions, be curious, research, communicate what they know, and to enjoy learning.
The Middle School Programme develops knowledge and skills. Students take English Language and Literature, Albanian Language and Literature or Albanian Ab Initio, French, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Design, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Music, Drama, and Individuals and Societies, while also participating in Service as Action. Students complete a comprehensive Personal Project in Grade 10.
The IB Diploma Programme is a rigorous academic programme that prepares students for university. Students are required to take at least two languages (English, Albanian, and/or French), maths, at least one science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and/or Computer Science ) at least one Individuals and Societies (History, Geography), and may take Visual Arts. Additionally, students complete the Core which includes Theory of Knowledge, the Extended Essay, and CAS.
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 use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems.
We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience.
We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.
We show empathy, compassion and respect.
We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
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 understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives – intellectual, physical, and emotional – to achieve well-being for ourselves and others.
We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
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 act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere.
We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others.
We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies.
We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
AC AT A GLANCE
In the Library