The Hamilton International School is proudly Authorized for the IB Diploma Programme (DP) commencing in August 2024

IB Curriculum

The Hamilton International School is proudly Authorized for the IB Diploma Programme (DP) commencing in August 2024. As a school community we are thrilled about offering the IB curriculum to our Grade 11 students.

The Diploma Programme (DP): prepares students for success in higher education and life in a global society. The DP is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.

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

What will an IB Hamilton student look like?

The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. We believe these attributes, and others like them, can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national, and global communities.

  • Encouraged to think critically and solve complex problems through inquiry.
  • Drive their own learning to become more knowledgeable and reflective.
  • Confident and knowledgeable communicators facilitating entry to some of the highest-ranking universities around the world.
  • IB students develop strong principles. They are also likely to perform well academically – often better than students on
    other curricula.
  • Able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized world with a balanced and caring perspective.
  • More culturally aware and open minded through immersion in an international curriculum.

Key Advantages

  • 21st Century Skills-The IB equips students with valuable life skills, such as time management, and skills of inquiry that make a smooth transition to university.
  • Balanced Education– IB students study subject from six subject groups and DP students complete CAS (Service Learning), Theory Of Knowledge and Extended Essay courses.
  • Prestigious – Hundreds of universities on their websites list the IB admissions process.
  • Contextualized-The IB encourages teacher choice in the curriculum to ensure that materials are relevant to the students.
  • Academic Excellence- An academically challenging and balanced programme, requiring coursework, orals and examinations.
  • High Quality Learning. The IB employs a team of educational experts and a worldwide community of IB practitioners who participate in reviewing and updating
    curriculum, looking at the best practices from around the world.
  • Global Citizenship -The IB gives students a broad perspective on worldwide issues that will be relevant in the future.
  • Global Study Passport-The IB Prepares students for university anywhere in the world. Our students could go on to study in the UK, US, Canada, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, France, and many other countries.
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