The International Baccalaureate Programme provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world as well as to become critical and reflective thinkers.
Corbett Preparatory School of IDS is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) School. Sixth, seventh and eighth grades are authorized by the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), and PreK3 through fifth grade is authorized by the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP).
Investing in the IB Programmes is costly, time consuming, and filled with expectations. However, its value is quality training, continuous improvement, high levels of inquiry, reflection in learning, and guidelines that require on-going dialogues among teachers of different grades and subjects to balance interdisciplinary learning across subject areas while maintaining subject area depth.
Another value is that every five years an evaluation team from IB arrives to monitor our progress and status which provides another opportunity to validate our efforts to create quality for our Corbett Prep students as well as receive on-going ideas for maintaining a continuous improvement model. That thinking is what keeps Corbett Prep faculty and staff continuously challenged, proud of their accomplishments, on the cutting edge, and engaged in a strong and dedicated learning community.
IB Method of Instruction: Inquiry
Effective inquiry is more than just asking questions. It entails a complex process whereby individuals attempt to convert information and data into useful knowledge in order to understand the natural and human-designed worlds. Anthony Robbins noted, “The quality of our lives is determined by the quality of the questions we ask.” At Corbett Prep, students master the confidence to ask the relevant and probing questions that lead to the higher-level thinking necessary for success in an ever-changing world
Before they move up to middle or high school, Corbett Prep students take time to reflect on lessons they learned in the International Baccalaureate Programme and how they can use this knowledge from the IB perspective to give back to the community.Read More