Planète Montessori International School is a candidate school* for the IB Primary Year Program (PYP). Our 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 Planète Montessori International School believes is important for our students.
The PYP program is a program offered to children aged 3 to 12 that stimulates students and encourages them to become altruistic and active learners throughout their lives. They explore six transdisciplinary themes of global significance in order to deepen their learning and develop their conceptual understanding, thereby strengthening their knowledge and skills (know-how) within and beyond disciplines.
The philosophy :
The IB organization expresses that it is about “forming people endowed with an international spirit, linked by a common humanity and a shared interest in the care of the planet, so that they can contribute to make the world a better and more peaceful place”. The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers study programs that develop intellectual curiosity, knowledge, sensitivity, and determination to succeed.
The choice tof becoming an IB candidate school is in line with Montessori pedagogy as the program focuses on international spirit and competency-based learning. The research-based approach also allows children to think for themselves.
Our wish is therefore to be able to offer the diploma program.
We want to establish a long-term partnership with the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). We will therefore apply, when our Erdkinder opens, to become a school offering the Middle Years Program (MYP), then when the high school opens we will volunteer to offer the diploma program. Indeed, becoming an IB World School is subject to authorization and follows a specific protocol to which we wish to comply.
* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer one of the 4 IB programs: the Primary Program (PP), the Intermediate Education Program (MYP), the Diploma Program, or the Orientation Program Professional (POP). Candidate status does not guarantee that permission will be granted.
For more information on the IB and the programs, visit http://www.ibo.org