With the arrival of the New Year comes good news. After a long period of preparation and efforts, the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) has officially named MKS Shenzhen as IB candidate schools.
Letter of achievement of candidacy
Two campuses of MKS are officially IB candidate schools
The IB, also known as the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), is designed for global students from kindergarten to university preparatory courses, to provide students aged 3-19 with intellectual, emotional, personal development and social skills that enable them to learn, work and survive in the world.
Founded in 1968, THE IBO has worked with 2,815 schools in 138 countries and has more than 770,000 students. With A-level, VCE, AP and other courses as the world's four major high school curriculum system. The IB PYP is a curriculum system designed by IB for kindergarten to primary school.
As of 2018, the IB has fewer than 60 ACCREDITED IB PYP schools in China. Unlike other curriculum systems, IB PYP kindergartens must undergo a very rigorous audit by the IB Official Organization (IBO) before they can be accredited. The audit includes hardware facilities, teachers' ability, school management, the concept of the kindergarten and so on. Therefore, being an official IB accredited school is very valuable, and being an IB candidate school is a solid step towards becoming an IB accredited school.
The curriculum system of MKS is developed around the core of IB PYP, forming a “1+6+1” curriculum system.
The IB core curriculum emphasizes concept learning through an inquiry-based approach. Allow children to acquire transferable knowledge through active exploration.
Six enrichment courses, including drama, STEM, Lego, aesthetics, music, and Physical education, support the holistic development of children in all areas.
The featured field trip allows children to integrate into the community and the city through monthly outings.
Thanks to parents and friends for their support and trust, and also thanks to all the staff of MKS for their efforts. Once again, congratulations to MKS Shenzhen and Wuhan for being the official candidate schools for IB!