The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.
The International Baccalaureate offers three programs of education for students.
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) (for students aged 3 to 12) focuses on the development of the whole child in the classroom and in the world outside.
The Middle Years Programme (MYP) (for students aged 11 to 16) provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills through embracing and transcending traditional school subjects.
The Diploma Programme (DP) (for students aged 16 to 19) is a demanding two-year curriculum that meets the needs of highly motivated students, and leads to a qualification that is recognized by leading universities around the world.
SCS currently offers the MYP in grades six through eight, and it will better prepare students for high school, whether or not students continue to schools offering the Diploma Programme.