"We strive to create an encouraging learning environment that introduces students to the skills, concepts and sensitivities they need to grow into tomorrow's global citizens."


The Secondary School at International School Breda is guided by curriculum frameworks from the International Baccalaureate. Teachers design curriculum within the framework of the IB to create rigorous, relevant and engaging learning experiences across a wide range of subject groups. Secondary education at ISB is grounded in the IB Learner Profile - a set of learning outcomes that we strive to cultivate within our students:

IB learners strive to be...

  • inquirers
  • knowledgeable
  • thinkers
  • communicators
  • principled
  • open-minded
  • caring
  • risk-takers
  • balanced 
  • reflective

The Middle Years Programme is a five-year, inquiry-based programme of study designed for students between the ages of 11 and 16. The MYP provides a personalised learning experience coupled with a dedication to helping students uncover interdisciplinary connections. The programme helps students develop and hone what the IB refers to as "Approaches to Learning" skills in an effort to cultivate good habits of life-long learning and exploration. In the final year of the programme, students complete a year-long personal project around a passion or learning interest. The personal project is a chance for MYP students to demonstrate and integrate all they have learned thus far in secondary school. The MYP serves as a challenging but smooth transition from primary school into the last two years of secondary education.

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After completing the fifth year of the MYP, students can move on to Diploma Programme to complete their secondary education. The DP is a two-year, academically-challenging, pre-university programme for students between the ages of 16 and 19. The programme is designed to give students the knowledge and skills they need to pursue higher education. The programme requires students to complete nine components, including six subjects, a critical thinking course called Theory of Knowledge, a Community Action and Service (CAS) experience, and an Extended Essay. The DP is recognised by top universities in over 140 countries. 

Read more about the Diploma Programme at ISB


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