IB Diploma

General Principles

IB DP – International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It is structured in such a way that develops the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students.
The International Baccalaureate Organization (known as the IB) offers four high-quality and challenging educational programmes for a worldwide community of schools, aiming to create a better, more peaceful world. It is the IB’s objective is to provide students with values, opportunities and experiences that will enable to them to contribute to the global community.

To this end, the IB DP provides the students with physical, intellectual, emotional and ethical development, enabling them to acquire and understand the contents in a more profound way, raising their awareness for the importance of knowledge, in a more comprehensive sense.

IB DP prepares students for effective participation in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global society. It has the recognition and respect of the world’s most prestigious universities. The program, which gives equivalence to Portuguese Secondary Education, was designed to incorporate elements of various national educational systems, without being based on any particular system. As such, IB students may transfer from one IB school to another, although the two-year course comprising the IB DP must be completed at the same institution.



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Honour and

Merit Awards

Child Psychology


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