IB Diploma Program
Warsaw Montessori High School offers IB Diploma Program since 2019.
The IB Diploma Program (DP) was established in 1968 to provide international education to students who live in various countries and to provide them with skills and attitudes to better understand the complexities of the world. The Diploma Program is a challenging and academically balanced program for students aged 16 to 19 The IB philosophy is based on the IB learner profile that aims to develop learners who are inquiries, knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, caring, thinkers, communicators, risk takers, balanced, and reflective. The IB student should also be internationally minded and curious about the world and other cultures. A holistic approach to education is a major distinction between the national educational program and the IB program. Teaching and learning in the IB program is a mixture of inquiry, action, and reflection on the part of both students and teachers. Students have the opportunity to collaborate with other students and to develop intellectually and emotionally.
The Diploma Program (IBDP) is highly regarded as a degree by the top universities all over the world.
Students are required to study six subjects which they choose from six academic areas and a curriculum core that consists of CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service), TOK (Theory of Knowledge), and EE (Extended Essay) over a two-year period.
CAS stands for
- creativity – student’s interest, hobby,
- activity – physical exertion,
- service – service for the community in response to an authentic need
TOK – is a course that teaches critical thinking, examines the nature of knowledge, its various sources, and how we know what we claim we know
EE – an Extended Essay – students investigate a topic of special interest, in the form of a 4,000-word work of the independent research under the guidance of supervisor.
We offer at WMHS the following subjects in six academic areas (commonly called the groups)
- Group 1 – Language A – Polish literature or a self-taught native language; Language A – Language and Literature – English
- Group 2 – Language Acquisition: English B HL, German (SL, HL), French (HL SL), and Spanish (HL, SL)
- Group 3 – Individuals and Societies: History, Geography, Psychology, and Economics
- Group 4 – Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
- Group 5 – Mathematics: Analyses and Approaches (AA), Applications and Interpretation (AI)
- Group 6 – The Arts: Theater and Visual Arts
Students study six subjects concurrently (three on HL and three on SL) consisting of the following:
Two languages, one subject from Individuals and Societies, one from Sciences, one from Mathematics and one from the Arts or from another subject area of one of the other groups. All subjects (except English B) are offered on high level (HL) and standard level (SL).