Our participation in the International Baccalaureate system reflects Santiago College’s history as a forerunner in the field. We have formed part of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) since 1982. This entity, which is composed of over 3,200 schools in 141 countries, was founded in 1968 as a not-for-profit educational foundation. It was created by a group of educators whose dream was to share an academic experience centered on critical thinking, contact with diverse points of view, tolerance and intercultural understanding between the young people of the world.
The IBO’s main objective is to educate young people in a manner that allows them to grow up to be informed adults with a thirst for knowledge, who are capable of helping to make the world a more peaceful place within a framework of mutual understanding and intercultural respect.
Santiago College offers three separate IB programs to its students:
Santiago College is one of the very few schools in the world that offers all three IB program.
The IB curriculum is widely recognized as a balanced program that promotes academic excellence and intellectual development as well as values-based education. The ideal profile of an IB student is thus as follows:
As the IB system has developed, its programs have become a tool that allows students to gain entrance into Chilean universities. Currently, 16 universities nation-wide allow students who hold an IB Diploma direct access to some of their programs. Please see below:
IB students also are admitted to prestigious universities around the world, including such highly regarded institutions as Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale and Heidelberg
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