Being able to offer the IB program within the Portledge environment provides students with the support and guidance needed to succeed. The mission and philosophy of the IB program complement those of Portledge School in that the basic tenets are to “develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people with adaptable skills to tackle society’s complex challenges and who will help to make it a better, more peaceful world.”
Critical thinking and communication, skills that are highly valued by both colleges and future employers, are at the core of the IB Diploma Programme. The desired outcome of the program is to “inspire students to ask questions, pursue personal aspirations, set challenging goals, and develop the persistence to achieve those goals.” Reflecting these principles of intellectual curiosity and strong character, it is worth noting that eight out of the eleven recent inductees into Cum Laude, are participants in the Diploma Programme!
Colleges and universities are increasingly finding that those students who participate in the full Diploma Programme are best prepared for college-level work. Check out the video on the right to hear Stanford University's view of the IB program.
We are excited to enter our fifth year of offering this dynamic program and are eager to help our IB students achieve their goals.