As an IB teacher for the past 20 years, there have been many times when parents or educators have asked me about the importance of Art within the IB Philosophy. “Why do we have to be ...
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RAISING CARING LEADERS
FOR OUR CHANGING WORLD
International School of Texas is proud to be an authorized International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School. As an official part of the worldwide community of IB global schools and an active member of Texas IB Schools (TIBS), International School of Texas shares the vision and mission of providing a high quality, internationally-minded education, fostering inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people.
Since it was founded in 1968, the heart the IB’s mission has been built on a cornerstone of creating a better world through education. It has a reputation for quality, high standards and pedagogical leadership, and for providing an academically rigorous, yet holistically compassionate, education for students aged 3-19. The IB currently has a presence in over 150 countries and serves the needs of well over 1 million students, worldwide.
An IB education emphasizes the importance of taking responsible action in the world and provides the skills and dispositions that students need to be successful in that pursuit. This inquiry-based approach crosses disciplinary, cultural, geographical and linguistic boundaries, and champions critical engagement, stimulating ideas and the formulation of effective relationships.
At IST, we strive to develop global citizens, who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect, and who are motivated to succeed. Our students are encouraged to become compassionate action takers and life-long learners, displaying empathy and tolerance towards others, as well as an understanding of difference and equity.
IB students are given a unique education. They are encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning; to take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world; to become culturally aware, through multilingualism; and be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.
At IST, we know that the IB approach puts our students at an advantage, academically, socially and emotionally; and allows our students, both past and present, to become capable, successful and inspirational global citizens, poised and ready to make a positive difference.