International Baccalaureate Programme (IB)
Some schools promise you the world.
As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Sacred Heart will teach you how to change it.
Sacred Heart Academy achieved International Baccalaureate (IB) World School status in 1997 with the Diploma Programme (DP) and is currently in candidacy stage for the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), which will further enhance the IB curriculum for all SHA students.
As an IB World School, SHA provides a global education for all students at all grade levels. The IB approaches to teaching and learning are deliberate strategies, skills and attitudes centered on a dynamic cycle of inquiry, action and reflection. These strategies are today’s best practices in education.
SHA aims to develop internationally-minded citizens and educate the whole person through a comprehensive approach that empowers all students to become leaders. IB focuses on action that moves beyond awareness and understanding of content to engagement, action and bringing about meaningful change.
IB classrooms are active, student-centered, inquiry-based environments where students are challenged to take academic risks to develop their research, writing and critical-thinking skills. SHA provides the ‘classroom of the future’ atmosphere needed for this collaborative learning approach. Through innovative, dedicated small group discussion rooms, interactive touch screen panels, flexible room arrangements and designated teamwork periods, SHA proves its commitment to the 21st century learning principles of collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity.
IB is forward-thinking, future-looking and globally focused. It is more than schooling, it is life preparation. IB offers World-Class Learning for World-Ready Leaders.