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What is IB?

About The IB

GESS is proud to be an authorised and accredited International Baccalaureate (“IB”) World School delivering all three IB Programmes (PYP, MYP, DP).

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student. The programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalising world. There are more than 1,228,000 IB students at 3,915 schools in 147 countries.

Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Middle Years Programme (MYP)​
IB Diploma Programme

Primary Years Programme (PYP)

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is defined by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning.

Middle Years Programme (MYP)​

The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasises intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement - essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.

IB Diploma Programme


The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.

18 Months to 18 Years