The time when you have to choose a school for your little one is probably the most difficult time for you. You are still figuring out what it is like to be a parent and your young toddler is already 2.
Why is choosing the right school so important?
Well, because your child’s life and future is going to be shaped based on the choice you make now.
Today, we have a choice of educational boards: SSC, CBSE, ICSE, NIOS, IB, Cambridge, etc. How do you choose wisely when confronted with this array of options?
This is why we have put together a quick summary of the benefits of admitting your child to an IB School, in Mumbai.
Understanding International Board (IB)
It is an internationally-recognised school system made up of three educational programmes:
i. PYP: Primary Years Programme (Kindergarten to Class 5).
ii. MYP: Middle Years Programme (Class 6 to Class 10).
iii. DP: Diploma Programme (Class 11 to Class 12).
The IB programme is more practical and application-based. It has a broader spectrum of subjects that lead to all-round development in your child. The IB Curriculum and teaching methods are different from the theory-oriented CBSE and ICSE Boards, or even the State Boards.
IB students do not have difficulty in grasping new concepts and have more exposure to technology, science, arts and the world.
IB examinations test the students' knowledge, not their memory and speed. There are no examinations till the Middle Years Programme (Class 10). The focus of the IB is on 'how to learn' rather than 'what to learn'. The IB curriculum emphasises the physical, psychological, intellectual and social development of your child.
IB Schools help students learn more about themselves and about ethics like teamwork and leadership which help mould their personality.
Tim Woffenden, a leading IB consultant who advises independent and state school, says: “IB students are better prepared for university, and, more importantly, life”
We were surprised when Suhani explained to us the respiratory and digestive systems.It was taught to her wonderfully at school using visual aids.
Thanks a lot!
Parent of Suhani Bijlani, Foundation A
The one page handwriting practice from the Newspaper is very helpful. Not only does it help my son improve his handwriting, but it also makes him aware of what is happening in the world. He chooses his favorite news each day and practices.
Mother of Ayush, PYP 4A
I would like to thank you and appreciate your hardwork, support and understanding towards my daughter. The inquiry fair held at the school was excellent. I found Geona to be very confident and smart when she was performing at the fair. Thank you for giving her this opportunity and showing faith in her.
Mother of Geona, 1-B
My daughter taught her cousins and friends about articles, vowels and rhymes during her summer vacation. Even taught me the ascending and descending order using our family tree as an example. She also teaches our maid English conversation skills like 'How are you?', 'I am fine', etc.
Mother of Samruddhi Gupta
My son spoke on topics taught at school without any hesitation. This shows that he has understood these topics well. I am very happy with my son's progress. Thank you.
Mother of Dhruv Shah
Ayush knows his poems and the national anthem really well. He asks for permission before doing someting. He also enjoys yoga at school and practices those asanas at home as well.
Parent of Ayush Kapoor
When we were dealing with a unit on communication, Sanika inquired how plants and animals communicate. We were surprised as it was not included in the topic. This showed that she reflected being an enquirer.
Parent of Sanika, Grade 2
My daughter has shown positive development thanks to the training and learning she is receiving at school. She is willing to help people, she even helps me and her father in our everyday activites. It is amazing to see how she is practically applying her learnings from school in her daily life. We are quite happy with her conduct and would like to sincerely thank her teachers and the entire management.
Mother of Urja Kothari