Many things distinguish St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic school from other schools. From our strong Gospel-centered philosophy to our globally minded education strategy, St. Cecelia is a truly unique school. One of the academic characteristics of St. Cecelia that sets us apart is our status as an International Baccalaureate (IB) School. In today’s post, we’ll take a look at five things that you should know about IB Schools.
IB Schools Are Growing
Since 2012, IB Schools have been among the fasted growing academic programs in the world, increasing by 39% from 2012-2017. Not only have International Baccalaureate schools been growing in number, but they have also been spreading across cultures, with 46% of programs taught in Africa, Europe, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific regions.
They Strive For Academic Excellence
Ultimately, an educational program is intended to develop the minds of the next generation, and IB Schools do that by striving for academic excellence. If your student attends St. Cecelia, they will be given the opportunities and resources to achieve academically at a level they have yet to reach before.
Students Are Pushed Toward Independent Growth
Many curriculums and programs push certain agendas and ideas on their students, but at IB Schools, students are encouraged to think independently. We want St. Cecelia students to leave our school prepared to make informed and educated decisions with their own convictions and values. International Baccalaureate is a key part of that process.
Students Develop Culturally
Not only will your student be given the opportunity to achieve at a high academic level, but they will also do it in a highly developed cultural atmosphere. All IB students will learn a second language through the program, and they will leave the program more culturally aware and prepared to engage with the world.
IB Schools Help Students Succeed
The mission and goal of St. Cecelia is to help your student succeed. Through our International Baccalaureate status, we are continually working to push our students toward success through programming and cultural awareness.
Contact St. Cecelia For More Information
If you are looking for the right school for your child, you will surely be looking for a school that can help them succeed. St. Cecelia School can do that, as exemplified by our International Baccalaureate programs. For more information, give us a call at (727) 461-1200 or contact us online today.
St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School (SCS) offers an academically challenging and globally minded interdisciplinary education to children in PreK-3 through 8th grade.