Who are we
Located in Oeiras, one of the central areas between Lisboa and Cascais, the Oeiras International School compromise on the development of their students either in an intellectual and personal matter as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.
Offering a variety of learning experiences within a supportive and challenging environment, the mission of the school is to promote a respectful community of independent and passionate lifelong learners who must be aware of their responsibilities and roles in an ever-changing world.
Known for its values, the School encourages: integrity, promoting an honest and honourable environment; respect for themselves and others; commitment and service in work and studies; growth of the members of its community, believing that each individual can reach his / her full potential; excellence and personal challenges, knowing the failure is a necessary part of the path to success.
What does it mean to be an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School?
The IB continuum of international education for students aged 3 to 19 years old is unique because of its academic and personal rigor. It aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
The IB Diploma Programme (DP): consists in an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepare students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and in life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students and gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.
The program was designed in Switzerland in the 1960s to be a rigorous, internationally recognized diploma for entry into universities that students all around the world could earn.
Some Universities give credit to the students graduated with an IB Diploma, look for “[Name of College/University] IB credit policy.”
Debra Von Bargen from Stanford University answers how familiar are universities with the components of the IB Diploma Programme?
They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
They explore concepts, ideas, and issues that have local and global significance.
In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding
across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems and make reasoned ethical decisions.
They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice, and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.
They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values, and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view and are willing to grow from the experience.
They show empathy, compassion, and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas, and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.
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