The International School of Dublin is an IB World School. The curriculum at ISD is determined by the curriculum of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. (www.ibo.org) The International Baccalaureate is increasingly recognised as the gold-standard measurement of academic and intellectual development both by universities and leading graduate employers. The curriculum set by the IB falls outside national and political agendas; it is innovative and exciting and is designed around key notions of international understanding, respect for diversity and appreciation for home and host cultures. It focuses on the total growth of the developing child and encompasses social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic development.
All students in the IB aim to learn about and acquire the attributes of the Learner Profile.
At ISD all students aim to become:
Every aspect of the curriculum at ISD is designed to encourage development in each of these areas. Our students are immersed in an environment that fosters a lifelong love of learning across all disciplines.
The school calendar is organised around six-week-long units of inquiry. These in-depth units of inquiry promote an integrated approach to teaching and learning. This holistic approach emphasises the creation of students with open and inquiring minds who are able to make connections between what they are learning, what they already know and their life experiences.
Below is the current Programme of Inquiry for the academic year 2012-13: