Villiers School Geographical Profile

45 countries currently represented in Villiers School!

International mindedness is an overarching construct related to intercultural understanding, global engagement and multilingualism. The concept, which is particular to the International Baccalaureate (IB), is at the heart of the IB’s educational policies and programmes.
International mindedness is a view of the world in which people see themselves connected to the global community and assume a sense of responsibility towards its members.
The learner profile and approaches to learning provide the dispositions and foundational skills for the development and demonstration of international mindedness.
The learning community envisions, creates, articulates, and models a culture of international mindedness.
An internationally minded learner takes action for positive change.

As an IB World School, international-mindedness is at the heart of what we do at Villiers, which is why our geographical profile is so important to us. Villiers School international student programme has been established for many years and contributes greatly to the rich diversity and vibrancy which is evident within the school. 

Villiers School is the only boarding school in Ireland offering students the choice between Irish and International curriculum. Students in the senior cycle can choose to study the Irish Leaving Certificate or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

In Villiers, we are very proud to have 93 countries represented in the historical geographical profile of the school.

Currently, in the 2023-2024 academic year, we have representation in the school community from a total of 45 countries amongst students and staff. This number has increased in the past two years, as our admissions office have placed a focus on geographical and cultural diversity, adding Azerbaijan, Greece, Indonesia, Montenegro, Morocco, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Taiwan to our geographical profile.

In Villiers we welcome applications from students from countries and cultures currently not represented. Having a culturally diverse school community increases key opportunities for teaching and learning, and encourages students to see the world as a connected global community.

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