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IB at Beacon

IBINTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) DIPLOMA PROGRAM
 
Beacon offers older adolescents the option to build upon their foundational coursework by pursuing an IB Diploma in 11th and 12th grade through the rigorous and well-regarded International Baccalaureate Programme. The IB Programme’s curricula and Montessori’s pedagogy share a global perspective with a social focus and encourage students to think critically while synthesizing knowledge from multiple disciplines. Upper-level students may thus select a combination courseload, with some courses from our core program, emphasizing experiential learning, and some IB courses.

Students who pursue the Diploma take a two-year sequence of classes in the following areas: Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies (which includes History and Philosophy), Sciences, Mathematics, and the Arts. Additionally, they will complete three core requirements: the Extended Essay, the Theory of Knowledge course, and the Creativity, Action, Service program.