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International Baccalaureate programs challenge students to excel in their studies, and encourage both personal and academic achievement. Only schools authorized by the IB organization can offer their academic programs, which provide a continuous international educational experience from early childhood to pre-university age. KSI Panama is authorised in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP).
The Primary Years Programme focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It provides schools with a curriculum framework of essential elements — the knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action that young students need to equip them for successful lives, both now and in the future. The PYP aims to create a curriculum that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant for learners in the 3–12 age range. The curriculum is transdisciplinary, meaning that it focuses on issues that fall across several subject areas.
The Diploma Programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising of theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay. Through the DP core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service. Students choose courses from the following subject groups: studies in language and literature; language acquisition; individuals and societies; sciences; mathematics; and the arts.