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DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

The Diploma Programme represents the culmination of the years of learning and self-development which began in preschool or nursery.

As students complete their journey towards graduation, we at ISB seek to help them prepare for their future lives and careers.

Several options are available to students in the Diploma Programme:

IB Diploma Programme (2 years)

The vast majority of students in the Diploma Programme follow a 2-year programme leading to the externally-assessed International Baccalaureate Diploma. For many, this is a preparation for university or some other form of higher education. Increasingly recognised by universities worldwide for its high academic standard, this is an excellent programme for students who see a university education as their next step.

ISB Diploma Programme

For students who do not require an IB Diploma, or who would find the rigorous academic study of the IB Diploma Programme too challenging, we offer an internally-assessed High School Diploma. This programme is structured around the IB Diploma, but assessment, which is to a different standard, is conducted internally at ISB.

IB Certificate Programme (2 years)

Some students who do not pursue the full IB Diploma choose to sit for external certification in one or more of the IB Diploma subject areas. This programme essentially represents a combination of the above 2 programmes.

Whichever programme students follow during their final years at ISB, the essential requirement is a desire to become a part of a community of adults, committed to learning.

For further information on the above, please refer to the Guide to Diploma Programme Years.


TIMOTHY WALSH
Senior School Principal
(DP1 - 2)


The Diploma Programme (DP) at ISB is a rigorous, university preparatory course of study designed to challenge students academically, while maintaining a continuing emphasis on social, emotional, and physical growth.  Working together with our teachers and counseling staff, students use their DP years to explore their interests and plan pathways to life after graduation. 

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About ISB

Situated in a beautiful and dynamic region of Switzerland, ISB is an English-speaking international day school which provides students aged 3-18 with the education, support and inspiration they need to become global citizens.

Admissions

 

ISB has many years’ experience supporting students and families from all over the world. We accept students throughout the School year, dependent on availability of space and fulfillment of entry requirements. 

Academics

ISB is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Currently studied by over one million students in 148 countries, the IB prepares students with the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalising world.

Campuses

ISB is situated on three campuses, all easily accessible by public transport.

Student Services

The facilities, technological and personnel support on offer at ISB make a vital contribution to the academic, social and emotional development of all students at the School.

Student Life

Sports, drama, music, art, debate, representation, recreation – at ISB, there are numerous ways for students of all ages to cooperate and compete to improve existing skills or try something new.

Parent Community

 

Individual parents and parent groups constitute an indispensable part of the vibrant community of ISB. 

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