IB Programs

IB Philosophy

Sandnes International School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Candidate School offering the Primary Years Program and Middle Years Program. We offer a continuum of high-quality, international education for grade 1-10.

The IB is a widely followed academic program in the international school world, and it has become increasingly popular in many national education systems, with 5,964 programmes being offered worldwide, across 4,583 schools.

The IB’s programmes are different from other curricula because they:

  • encourages students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions
  • develop independently of government and national systems, incorporating quality practice from research and our global community of schools
  • encourages students of all ages to consider both local and global contexts
    develop multilingual students.

Research has shown that that IB students perform well on international academic assessments, and often better than students on other programs.

For more benefits of the IB, please visit here.

The IB Learner Profile

The IB learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success.They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them.

The profile aims to develop learners who are:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

You can watch this video about about the IB learner profile in more detail.