Academics Overview

Academics Overview

Dwight School Dubai is an IB Candidacy School

Dwight School Dubai is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

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*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

Preparing graduates for jobs of the future

Today’s graduates are entering a global world in which the rate of technological change is fast and furious, and the future of the workplace is yet unimagined. While tomorrow’s career paths remain uncarved, we can prepare students to embrace whatever opportunities await by teaching them skills that go beyond academics or mastering the latest technologies; brainstorming, creating, designing, collaborating, communicating, problem-solving, and innovating.

These entrepreneurial skills, coupled with flexibility, perseverance, resilience, and resourcefulness, are essential to success in the competitive marketplace and in life. We teach these skill sets and nurture these character traits within and beyond the classroom.

Cultivating entrepreneurship through the IB

The International Baccalaureate, recognized as the “gold standard” worldwide in pre-university preparation, is the ideal framework for educating entrepreneurs.

With inquiry as the cornerstone of the curriculum, IB teachers champion independent thinking and empower students to drive their own learning, instilling confidence to go down their own paths and become risk takers.

Dwight, which has long been on the forefront of the IB, continues to innovate by integrating IB values with unique opportunities for students to take on new challenges and develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

The IB fosters an entrepreneurial mindset through:

  • Inquiry – sparking curiosity, exploration, investigation, and independence
  • Design – sparking ingenuity, creativity, determination, and problem-solving with practical applications
  • Service – sparking initiative, collaboration, decision-making and action

Teaching the IB Design Thinking Process

The IB curriculum framework emphasizes student-driven inquiry. It encourages students to work on projects of their own imagination, take risks, and to become problem-solvers through design thinking and hands-on learning in graphics, design, architecture, engineering, filmmaking, programming, robotics, and more.

Our faculty ignite the spark of genius in every child and customize the IB educational journey for each student based on his or her passions and talents.


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