Why choose an international school for your children

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Choosing a quality education for our children is one of the most important decisions parents have to make. A broad, high-quality educational approach not only prepares students for success in academic life, but also instills in them fundamental skills and values that will be essential in their adult lives.

One of the most recognized educational programmes worldwide is the International Baccalaureate (IB), which offers a comprehensive approach from preschool to secondary education. Choosing a college that is certified to teach all or one of the programmes that make up the International Baccalaureate is probably one of the best decisions the family can make for the student. Here are six keys to why this issue occurred.

IB: comprehensive approach to education

The International Baccalaureate offers an educational approach that covers all stages of student development, from preschool to secondary. This approach ensures that students receive a coherent and high-quality education throughout their educational career. The Primary School Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme(MYP) prepare students for the rigorous Diploma Programme (DP) offered in secondary education.

 The IB promotes international education

The International Baccalaureate promotes the international mindset by emphasizing the importance of intercultural understanding and global awareness. Students are exposed to diverse perspectives and cultures throughout their education, which prepares them to live in an increasingly globalized world. This fosters tolerance, respect and appreciation of diversity.

In addition, it is recognized by some of the best universities in the world, which can contribute to the academic future of the student.

Development of critical skills: a maxim in IB

The International Baccalaureate programmes focus on the development of critical skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, research and effective communication.

These skills are not only valuable in the academic environment, but are also essential in everyday life and in the world of work.

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Emphasis on inquiry and active learning

The Primary School Programme (PYP) and the International Baccalaureate MIddle Years Programme (MYP) place a strong emphasis on inquiry and active learning, which prepares pupils to take the Diploma Programme (PD). Students are motivated to ask questions, explore topics in depth and actively participate in their own learning process. This fosters curiosity and love of knowledge.

Focus on Community Service and Social Responsibility

International studies promotes social responsibility by requiring students to participate in community service activities, at any level they take. This gives them the opportunity to contribute positively to society and develop a sense of responsibility towards others.

Preparation for academic and professional success

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is recognised worldwide and highly valued by universities. DP graduates typically have a solid academic foundation and skills that prepare them for success in higher education and in their future careers.

In conclusion, choosing a school with the IB model at all stages (PYP, MYP, DP) for your children offers a comprehensive education that encourages academic, personal and social development. In addition, it prepares students to face the challenges of a globalized and constantly changing world. This choice not only benefits students in the present, but also provides them with the tools necessary for a successful and meaningful future.

PYP and MYP at Princess Margaret International School

All these values, together with the values that make up our educational model, make Princess Margaret School one of the best options to entrust the educational life of any child.

Our center is certified to teach the Primary School Program (PYP) and the Intermediate Years Program (MYP). It provides a learning framework that encourages students to become creative, critical, and thoughtful thinkers.

The PYP (Primary School Programme) prepares students to be active and supportive and learn all their lives, show respect for themselves and others and to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the integral development of the child and their capacity for inquiry and discovery, inside and outside the classroom. Children between 3 and 12 years old learn motivated by constant discovery and taking responsibility for their own learning.

The MYP (Middle Years Programme) emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It promotes the development of communication skills, intercultural understanding and global engagement, essential qualities for young people who are becoming world leaders.

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