Learning Alliance DHA is an International Baccalaureate; Primary Years Programme (Candidate School), Middle Years Programme (Authorized School) and Diploma Programme (Authorized School). IB aims to develop students’ intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills so that they may successfully live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Founded in 1968, IB currently works with 4,583 schools in 144 countries to develop and offer four challenging programmes to over 1,090,000 students.
The PYP is designed for students aged 3 to 11, MYP aged 11 to 16, DP aged 17 to 19 and IBCC aged 17 to 19. All four programmes provide a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. They accentuate intellectual challenge, and encourage students to make connections between their studies and the real world. It fosters the development of skills in communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement; qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century.
IB’s Mission Statement describes its philosophy in a nutshell:
“The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Any school, or group of schools, wishing to offer one or more International Baccalaureate programmes as an IB World School must first be authorized. The requirements are the same for all schools, and the procedure is designed to ensure that schools are well prepared to implement the programme(s) successfully. All IB World Schools are required to participate in an ongoing process of review and development, using the same programme standards and practices.
As part of its ongoing commitment to the development of a highly skilled global learning community, the IB provides a wide range of high-quality professional development opportunities to help new, experienced and expert school leaders and educators understand, support, and successfully deliver IB programmes reflecting IB standards and practices. The IB Head, Coordinators, and teachers at Learning Alliance are trained and will continue to develop professionally through online and overseas training workshops conducted by the International Baccalaureate Organisation.