From slates and chalk pencils to zoom classes, Indian education has come a long way. The country welcomed International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum as early as 1976, but it only recently got the attention of Indian parents. IB offers four educational programmes: the IB Diploma Programme and the IB Career-related Programme for students aged 15 to 19, the IB Middle Years Programme for students aged 11 to 16, and the IB Primary Years Programme for children aged 3 to 12.
So, what is so particular about IB education? International-mindedness and a ‘WE’ mindset instead of ‘I’. Even though you are in a quaint little town in a corner of India, as an IB student you must be aware of the current happenings around the world, have an opinion on it and actively voice it out. True, other curriculums and educational boards do stress on being tech- and info-savvy but none so much as IB does. This is why becoming an IB learner is like being chosen into an elite club.
Now that we know what IB education is, let’s tackle the next big question—how do we select which IB school to join? In the last few years, there has been a plethora of IB schools mushrooming around the country, most clustering around metropolitan cities. Of these cities, Mumbai has shown quite a few promising institutions. Even though most schools were struggling to meet the technological requirements of their students and teachers, especially during the pandemic, it threw light on those select few that proved they have what it takes to fully furnish an IB curriculum and meet their students’ varied needs.
Through K12 Digest’s September-October issue, ‘Top 10 Promising IB Schools in Mumbai’, we intend to bring these stellar academic institutions to the forefront, hoping they’ll stand as a beacon of transformation to it peers. The schools named in this issue have showcased an outstanding record of providing its students with a holistic education, avenues to upskill, and proper forums to chart out a roadmap for their future.