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IB Program

Keystone School: An IB Candidate School

Keystone School is a Candidate School* for the Diploma Program. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Keystone School believes is important for our students.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, 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

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The IB Diploma Programme: A broad and balanced education

Mission Statement from the IB:

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.

Benefits of the IB Programme

  • Global Recognition: The IB diploma is respected by universities worldwide, giving graduates a competitive edge.
  • Inquiry-Based Learning: Students engage actively with content, fostering curiosity and a love for learning.
  • Interdisciplinary Approach: The curriculum integrates various disciplines, enhancing creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Personal Growth: The IB emphasizes self-management, goal setting, and reflection, crucial for lifelong learning.
  • International-Mindedness: Students develop a global perspective, preparing them to thrive in a diverse, interconnected world.
  • Community and Service: The CAS component encourages extracurricular activities and community service, fostering social responsibility and empathy.
  • Strong Research Skills: The Extended Essay hones students’ research and writing abilities, essential for university-level work.
  • Ethical Action: The IB Learner Profile instills values like integrity and respect, guiding students to act ethically.

What is IB Profile?


IB Learner Profile

Our Journey to Becoming an IB School

At Keystone School, our mission to provide an outstanding, holistic education has inspired us to pursue the IB programme. Becoming an IB candidate school reflects our dedication to academic excellence and the development of globally-minded students.

We are excited about the future and the positive impact the IB programme will have on our school community. We will provide more information on the following in the coming months:

  • Teacher Training and Development
  • Curriculum Enhancements
  • Facility Upgrades
  • Ongoing Assessment and Feedback
  • Community Engagement and Support


What This Means for Our Students

The transition to becoming an IB candidate school brings numerous exciting opportunities and benefits for our students at Keystone School. Here’s what this means for their academic and personal growth:

  • Enhanced Learning Experiences
  • Development of Global Competence
  • Personal Growth and Self-Management
  • Broader Range of Subjects and Learning Opportunities
  • Emphasis on Ethical and Principled Action
  • Community and Collaboration
  • Continuous Assessment and Personalized Feedback

Overall, becoming an IB candidate school means that our students at Keystone School will benefit from a challenging, enriching, and globally-focused education. We are committed to supporting our students throughout this transition and ensuring they thrive in the IB programme, preparing them for success in an ever-evolving world.

We are accepting applications for the 2024 – 2025 school year.

Please fill out the contact form to learn more.