Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is a non-profit educational
organization based in Geneva, Switzerland.
The IBO is an international organization, not associated with any particular country and free of any national, political or educational agendas.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers high quality programs of international education to a worldwide community of schools.
The three programs for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and
social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. There are more than 5,96,000 IB
students at 2,218 schools in 125 countries.
The three programs are:
Knowledge : Content in math, language, social studies, science and the arts
Concepts : Important ideas that have universal significance regardless of time or place within and across disciplines. Concepts are presented in the forms of questions that drive the inquiry.
Skills : Specific capabilities in thinking, social interactions, communication, self-management, and research
Attitudes : Dispositions, values, beliefs and feelings towards learning
Action : Making changes to and in the world.
Group 1 : Language A (English)
Group 2 : Humanities
Group 3 : Mathematics
Group 4 : Physical Education
Group 5 : Language B (Foreign)
Group 6 : Sciences
Group 7 : Arts
Group 8 : Technology
Group 1 : First Language (English)
Group 2 : Second Language (French, German ab initio, Hindi, etc)
Group 3 : Individuals and Societies (History, Economics, Business and Management, etc)
Group 4 : Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Systems)
Group 5 : Mathematics and Computer Science
Group 6 : Electives (either Visual Arts or a second subject from Groups 3, 4 or 5)
In addition, all DP students must study a two-year course called Theory of Knowledge (TOK); work to produce on Extended Essay (EE); and engage in Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS).
The general Fee structure of most IB Schools is approximately Rs2,00,000-5,00,000 annually, however this may vary as per the policies of individual institutions.
Some of the well known IB schools in Mumbai are:
Bd Somani International School, Cuffe Parade
Dhirubhai Ambani International School
Ecole Mondiale World School, Juhu
Nes International School,Mulund
Jamnabai Narsee School
Oberoi International School, Goregaon
Singapore International School, Dahisar
Podar International School, Santa Cruz
Rbk International, Chembur
Jankidevi Public School ,Andheri West