Curriculum International Baccalaureate


Dwight School Dubai will deliver the International Baccalaureate (IB) – an academically rigorous and inspiring program for students in Preschool through to Grade 12. The IB PYP, MYP and DP programs provide the ideal framework for educating critical thinkers and problem-solvers who become internationally minded, culturally agile global citizens positioned for success in today’s global marketplace.

The IB teaches students to think critically, creatively, ethically and globally to develop a lifelong love for learning. Recognized worldwide as the “gold standard” in pre-university preparation – the comprehensive IB curriculum includes:

  • The Primary Years Program: Preschool – Grade 5
  • The Middle Years Program: Grade 6 – Grade 10
  • The Diploma Program: Grade 11 – Grade 12

The emphasis the IB places on intercultural awareness is a particularly important feature in the UAE, where the history, culture, beliefs and traditions of a plethora of nationalities live in unison with that of the host nation. No other curriculum fits better with the UAE and Dwight’s vision of educating the next generation of innovative and culturally aware global leaders than the IB.

In every grade, we embrace the IB mission and the IB Learner Profile, which encourages students to be: knowledgeable inquirers, principled, thinkers, open-minded, communicators, balanced, risk-takers, caring, and reflective.

All Dwight Schools have a shared vision – our students should be able to thrive anywhere in the world. Our approach to the IB ensures there is suitable challenge, enjoyment, relevance and choice in learning for our students. The flexibility of the IB allows us to best explore how we can meet the needs of our students and help them develop holistically and fully.

Students at Dwight School Dubai are inspired to be motivated and engaged in their own learning. Students learn how to apply their skills to problems which reflect real life situations, both familiar and unfamiliar. They are encouraged to solve any problems presented to them innovatively. Through the effective use of different sources of information, students will be able to make accurate and appropriate conclusions.

Learning technology is available and accessible throughout the school and aims to facilitate approaches to learning and teaching in ways that can transform learning. Edtech may be used for research, presentation, exploration, collaboration and modelling to enhance the student experience and give them the confidence to apply innovation and draw materials from a range of sources that they are encouraged to question and verify.

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