International Baccalaureate (IB) offered in the best Japanese International School

GIIS communications team
Jun 21, 2021

Let us first understand what comprises the IB (International Baccalaureate) curriculum, how it is different from the multitude of curriculums offered at your disposal in Japanese International Schools and the difference that it makes to your child’s future.

Over five thousand schools across 158 countries in the world teach the IB programmes that have a unique rigor and they emphasize on the students’ personal development. More than a million students learn through this curriculum. The IB curriculum aims to do more than just academics, it offers four programmes to children aged between 3 to 9 years, to help develop inquisitive, knowledgeable and empathetic young people who are motivated to succeed. The International Baccalaureate is curated to give the students an edge over the others, by constructing their critical thinking skills, watering the buried seeds of their curiosity and amplifying their ability to solve complicated problems. The students develop strong academic, emotional and social characteristics. They are often also likely to perform better academically than students of different curricula. The IB curriculum is motivated by an ambitious mission to create a better world through education. It also promises to promote intercultural sensitivity and respect not just to feel a falsified belongingness to a culture or nationality but to adopt and harness the need for peace as a 21st century visionary.

GIIS (Global Indian International School) Tokyo

With over twenty two campuses, across 7 countries, GIIS has been honored with about 150+ prestigious awards till today for its best practices in the education sector. As one of the top-rated International schools in Japan, GIIS has benchmarked its curriculum to the best programmes available worldwide and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme is one of them. The school has established itself as one of the prominent international schools in Japan that merrily fosters an environment with positive energy wherein students can eagerly experience the top-notch learning the school has to offer. It is meant to strengthen the students’ personalities, values and cultures. At GIIS, the goal of the school is to equip students with innovation, leadership and entrepreneurial skills to mould them as world leaders of tomorrow. The school updates itself on the best of the curricula and they believe in the philosophy of ‘Schools that Learn’ and their annual progress is a reflection of the same philosophy. All the lead teachers have qualifications within the education field and are well-versed in the stages of academic development and are responsive to the student’s needs.  Despite the Covid-19 turmoil, GIIS has been able to obtain the trust of a multitude of parents and students by emerging as a top ranked number one, overseas CBSE School, and 9th amongst 16000 CBSE schools worldwide.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) at GIIS Tokyo is a curriculum that is pursued after the completion of Grade 10 by students between the age of 16 to 19 years old with ‘O’ levels or equivalent, which provides a balanced exposure to academics, a better understanding of the contemporary world affairs and setting a great foundation of the future career prospects. The IB programme is inquiry based, with a multi-disciplinary framework that encourages students to deepen their learning as the students develop their conceptual understanding of knowledge and skills – a way to actively participate in their education as they discover local and global issues, also as they create opportunities in real life. It is an exceptionally distinguished characteristic of the best schools in Tokyo to cover a wide range of curriculum with the students as those pupils are individuals, who have been nurtured to seek knowledge in depth. It is composed of six subject groups and the DP core where the students apply what they have learnt and receive an opportunity to reflect on it, conduct research self-sufficiently and undertake community service projects. This will encompass the theory of knowledge which sticks out to vivid types of learning and information as well as its limitations. There are extended essays where the students will have to elaborate on the topics on which they have gathered credible information by conducting independent research.  Creativity action and service (CAS) is another element which accompanies the academic disciplines of the IBDP curriculum, and becomes one with the mission statement of GIIS. It aims to nurture the students into all-rounding citizens of an ideal future by polishing them through everything, from cutting-edge service projects to arduous physical training. 

GIIS has a holistic educational framework which they abide by and call them their 9 GEMS. It is an award-winning, innovative and adaptive framework, which is the fusion of the eastern and western teaching methods. It is age-appropriate and balanced in nature to give children the education they deserve. These competencies help in vocational and career progression during school years and beyond. Let us peek to know how the 9 GEMS framework is effective in raising well-groomed, informed people of tomorrow’s world. The framework takes learning beyond just the fatigued academics, with equal focus on sports, learning efficient skills and value education by:

● Academic Excellence: The school ensures outstanding excellence in academics by emphasizing on imparting an educational framework which integrates best practices in education with vivid teaching methods.

● Sports Excellence: GIIS believes in giving students opportunities to enhance their physical strength, mental toughness, build character and improve teamwork amongst students by excelling in the sport of their choice.

● Visual and Performing Arts: Through a variety of arts facilities, visual arts promotion and training studios. They give their students a platform to explore their creative side in order to channelize their talents and interests so that they are not just confined to their books.

● Personality Development: The school is focused on cultivating various aspects of student development through a variety of well-designed programmes like critical thinking, sports, selfless social contributions, self-expression and meditation.

● Innovation and Creativity: By mapping students’ varied interest areas, identifying their competencies and embracing multifaceted strategies with problem solving.

● Entrepreneurship and Leadership: The school invites industry experts that hold entrepreneurial and leadership classes, they also conduct boot camps to give exposure to these concepts to their students.

● Universal Values and Ethics: GIIS believes in nurturing their students not just academically but also emotionally and spiritually. They are guided by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.

● Community and Care: At GIIS, the students are given a chance to be out in the community and serve the society at large.

● Skill Development: Their Smart Campuses around the world focus on giving students lifelong skills and a platform to sharpen them for their educational portfolio.

GIIS never fails to impress its stakeholders with its perennial improvements as an educational institution. It is an underrated international school in Tokyo offering a curriculum that nurtures centennial skills, abreast with the modern times, that are extremely necessary in order to survive and stay afloat in this cut- throat, perfectly competitive world. The admission process at GIIS Tokyo is executed effortlessly with a touch of perfection. The process is systematically laid out from filling the application forms to submitting them. Feel free to use the admission enquiry form on the website for any information or questions.

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