IB affiliation offers higher secondary students of Mussoorie International School an international platform
for higher education; MIS becomes the third All-Girls residential School in India to achieve IB World School status
Mussoorie, December 5, 2016: MIS, one of India’s leading boarding school for girls, has become Uttrakhand’s first All Girl school to be affiliated to International Baccalaureate (IB). MIS has attained International Baccalaureate (IB) World School status for both its Diploma programmes for Class XI & XII.
The International Baccalaureate is a globally recognised education model that opens up prospects for international education for students. With this affiliation from International Baccalaureate (IB) for IB diploma, MIS now gives its higher secondary students a pathway to explore new avenues after completing their schooling at MIS.
The IB offers four highly respected programmes of international education that develops the intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year educational programme primarily aimed at students aged 16–19. The programme is designed to give students a broad, well-rounded international education and the skills needed for success at university and beyond.
The IB Diploma Programme ensures that students are well-rounded and prepares them for higher education and the world of work. The program provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognised by many universities worldwide.
Speaking about the development Ms. Priya Peter, Principal, MIS said, “MIS is a unique institution that upholds Indian culture and values, creating a blend of traditional Indian “Sanskars” amid a modern, 21st century outlook. While we knew that it is a long journey to become an authorized IB school, because of our culture, we were confident it would be a shorter walk for MIS- and it was! We are excited about providing global opportunities to our students and helping them to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. ”
About Mussoorie International School
Established in 1984, MIS is a boarding school for girls for Classes I – XII. The school is situated in Mussoorie, a pristine Hill Station in Gharwal hills at a height of 2003 meters in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Spread over an area of approximately 40 acres, this good boarding school is stationed amidst the beautiful forest full of pine, deodar and other coniferous trees.
MIS is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, an All-India Board, and University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). MIS is now an authorised IB world school offering International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). Students emerge as balanced empowered personalities with the holistic education imparted in the rich learning environment of MIS. The approach and curriculum at this boarding school for girls is a powerful mix of traditional values of India and progressive modern ideas. That is what makes it stand apart from the rest as an educational institution.
About the International Baccalaureate:
Founded in 1968 the International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit foundation, which offers four high quality and challenging educational programmes for a worldwide community of schools. For close to 50 years, IB programmes have gained a reputation for their rigour and high academic standards, for preparing students for life in a globalized 21st century, and for helping to develop citizens who will create a better, more peaceful world. Currently, more than 1,3 million IB students attend over 4,500 schools in 147 countries. To learn more, please visit www.ibo.org.