The International Baccalaureate Organisationwas established in 1968 to meet the educational needs of students in International Schools. From these early days it has grown to an organisation that teaches over 1 million students in 3681 schools in 146 countries. The IB is now taught in both International Schools and State sector schools across the globe, with the highest number of schools being in the United States.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is based in Geneva with its head curriculum office for the Africa, Europe and Middle Eastern (AEM) region located in The Hague, Netherlands. There are regional offices that deal with Professional Development and administration of the program in different parts of the world in the Asia Pacific, South America, North America and Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
ICS Milan is recognised as Scuola Paritaria by MIUR. The school adopts the national recommendations for the curriculum issued by the Ministry of Education, allowing the students to achieve the same qualifications as the state school.
As a scuola paritaria, our students have the flexibility to move between the Italian and international curriculum, opting to complete the scuola media and sit the Licenza Media exams with us, and move back to the Italian system for Liceo, or, to continue with us to complete their Scuola Superiore studies in 4 years alongside the IB, MYP and DP.
We work closely with an expert consultant and former Italian Head Teacher to ensure that we fully meet the requirements of the the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR). Our Italian and non-Italian teachers plan and teach collaboratively to offer the highest standard of blended learning to our students.