Colegio San José develops a formation project endowed with values, illusions and goals to achieve that provides its students with a free and responsible personality, so that they can freely formulate their own personal life project, but with enough responsibility to achieve it through the effort that the search and acquisition of knowledge implies.
Our mission is to offer an integral education based on values through quality education and to develop students’ abilities to achieve a human, intellectual and academic preparation in line with the future challenges of society.
Teamwork, interest in culture, curiosity for knowledge, critical thinking and international mentality are goals whose scope constitutes our identity trait.
Academic training is combined with education in values through the complementary curriculum. Discipline, respect, personal effort, companionship, coexistence, teamwork, are values that we promote through a series of sports, artistic and cultural activities that also include care for the environment and commitment to society, a globalized society with which they must interact.
In keeping with our Mission, we offer an academic program that complements our Baccalaureate: The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.
THE STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES OF THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
“The International Baccalaureate (IB) aims to develop knowledgeable, informed and caring young people who can contribute to creating a better and more peaceful world through mutual understanding and intercultural respect. In pursuit of this goal, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to create and develop challenging international education programs and rigorous assessment methods. These programs encourage students around the world to be active lifelong learners, to be compassionate and to understand that other people, with their differences, can be right.
Principles. https://www.ibo.org/es/about-the-ib/mission/ Revised July 19, 2021
WHAT IS THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAM?
“The IB Diploma Programme, for 16-19 year olds, is a rigorous and balanced educational program with final examinations that is an excellent preparation for university and adult life. It is designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical dimensions of students’ well-being. The program is recognized and respected by prestigious universities around the world.”
The IB Diploma Program. 2012. https://www.ibo.org/globalassets/digital-toolkit/brochures/dp-programme-brochure-es.pdf Revised July 19, 2021
APPROACHES TO TEACHING AND LEARNING
The main values pedagogy in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme are centered on the five Diploma Programme are centered on the five approaches to learning. approaches to learning:
- Thinking skills thinking.
- Communication communication.
- Skills social.
- Self-management self-management.
- Research skills research.
Along with the six teaching approaches:
- Inquiry-based teaching.
- Focused on concepts.
- Guided by evaluation.
What is IB education? https://www.ibo.org/globalassets/what-is-an-ib-education-2017-es.pdf Revised July 19, 2021
The PD curriculum consists of six groups of subjects and the core components: Theory of Knowledge (ToK), Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) and the Monograph.
Through these core components, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, conduct independent research, and complete a project that often involves community service activities.
Colegio San José students will be eligible to obtain the double degree of the National Baccalaureate and the IB Diploma Programme.
EVALUATION IN THE IB PROGRAM
Papers and exams are evaluated by International Baccalaureate examiners. International Baccalaureate.
SUBJECT GROUPS OF THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM