True to the avant-garde tradition that characterizes Santiago College, our school has been part of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) since 1982.
Created in 1968, the IBO brings together more than 3,500 schools from around 150 countries. This non-profit educational organization arose from a group of educators whose dream was to promote tolerance and intercultural understanding among the youth of the world, through a shared academic experience where critical thinking and contact with multiple points of view were encouraged.
Santiago College has been a pioneer by adopting and offering three IBO programs:
Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP), International Baccalaureate Diploma and Certificate Program.
The desired profile of an IB student balances academic excellence and intellectual development with values and soft skills training. This program seeks to train:
The International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma), awarded by the IBO on the basis of international assessment processes, has become an additional avenue for entry to both national and international universities.
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Chilean Association of International Baccalaureate (ACHBI) (click here)
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SC profile in IB World Schools Yearbook 2023 (click here)
IB World Schools Yearbook 2023 (click here)
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) learner profile is the expression of a wide range of human capabilities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success.
This profile aims to train students who are:
The Primary Years Program (PYP) is oriented to children from 3 to 12 years old and was adopted by Santiago College in March 2000. It is a transdisciplinary program, through which students investigate and build lasting and meaningful learning, developing skills and positive attitudes that encourage them to reflect and act. The integral development of the person is promoted through an emphasis on intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth.
This program, taught in English and Spanish, nurtures and challenges students, preparing them to be active participants in their learning and capable of contributing to creating a better and more peaceful world, within the framework of mutual understanding and intercultural respect.
The Middle Years Program (MYP) is focused on students ages 11-16 and provides a framework for learning that encourages students to become creative, critical, and reflective thinkers. It emphasizes intellectual challenge and encourages students to make connections between subjects and the real world. In addition, it fosters the development of skills and attitudes, intercultural understanding and global engagement. The MYP is a program flexible enough to accommodate the requirements of the national curriculum.
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The International Baccalaureate Diploma and Certificate Program was adopted by Santiago College in 1982.
Designed as a comprehensive two-year curriculum, this program enables its graduates to complete the requirements of various education systems and incorporates elements of education from different countries.
Santiago College’s high school curriculum is based on this program; therefore, all students receive international education benefits.
Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) is part of the core components of the Diploma Program (DP). CAS enhances the personal and interpersonal development of students through experience based learning. In addition, it provides spaces for self-determination and collaboration with other people, fosters a sense of satisfaction and enjoyment of work, and complements the academic demands of the DP.
What are the areas of CAS?
Creativity: creative thinking that results in an original performance or creation.
Activity: Physical effort that contributes to a healthy lifestyle.
Service: Collaborative and reciprocal commitment with the community in response to an authentic need.
Learning – Service
CAS is based on this methodology, which encourages that students put what they have learned in the classroom at the service of the community.
What does it consist of?
During the last two years of the Diploma, students must carry out experiences and projects that are challenging and of interest to them, addressing the three areas (C-A-S)
How is it evaluated?
Students must achieve seven learning outcomes and demonstrate them through reflections, which are the means for the experience to become learning.