What is International Baccalaureate?

Villiers School is the leading IB school in Ireland. The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an educational experience for students that challenges and motivates, academically and personally.

IB programmes focus on teaching students to think critically and independently, and how to inquire with care and logic. The IB prepares students to succeed in a world where facts and fiction merge in the news, and where asking the right questions is a crucial skill.

IB inspires a lifelong quest for learning, infused with enthusiasm and empathy.  IB programmes address social, emotional, and physical well-being and encourage students to become active, compassionate, lifelong learners. 

Villiers School is the leading IB school in Ireland, one of the only schools in Ireland authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) at senior cycle.

Watch our IBDP video to learn more about the IB Diploma Programme at Villiers School:

Villiers – IB School in Ireland

Villiers was officially authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and became an IB World School in March 2017.

Senior Cycle students attending Villiers can choose to study either the Irish Leaving Certificate Programme or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

The IBDP at Villiers School has grown from just five students in our first cohort, the graduating class of 2020, to twenty students in the class of 2023, and has a 100% graduation rate, with students taking up university places both nationally and internationally.

Villiers believes in a shared IB Schools philosophy: a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education for all its students. We are supported by IB teachers and coordinators who develop and promote the IB’s curriculums in almost 5,000 schools globally, in over 150 countries around the world.

For further information or if you have any queries, please contact IB Coordinator Mr. Shane Hanna by telephone +353-61-451447 or email shanna@villiers-school.com

The Value of IB

The IB programme :

  • develops balanced, well-rounded individuals who learn to respond to challenges with optimism and open-mindedness
  • Promotes open communication based on understanding and respect
  • Helps students become confident in their own identity
  • Joins learners together in celebration of our common humanity
  • Encourages an international perspective and contributions to a local community

Students are enabled to make ethical decisions in real-world, complex and unpredictable situations by applying what they learn in the classroom.

Source: http://www.ibo.org/what-is-an-ib-education/

Pre-IB Opportunities

Pre-IB opportunities within the Transition Year programme at Villiers School should be of particular interest to students who are considering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) at senior cycle. Find out more information here: https://www.villiers-school.com/pre-ib-opportunities/