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LSIS IB Guiding Statements



Commitment to IB Programs

LSIS is committed to the Standards and Practices of the IB PYP; We focus our efforts on preparing our students to confront and effectively respond to a rapidly changing world of the future. As a school, we strive to be relevant and authentic in the content of a global world.


Inquiry, Innovation and Learning

We internalize the importance of inspiring inquiry and innovation. Members of our school community are encouraged to be active learners. Learning is a mind-set. We continually encourage unlimited personal development in our students. We endeavor to equip our students with values, strategies and skills to traverse a constantly fluctuating environment of information, resources and ideas. We encourage students to use creativity and imagination in their learning. The school actively embrace an understanding of the development of innovative educational practices. Research should be embedded in student learning and professional practice. Each member of our school community is engaged as an active learner. We encourage unlimited personal development in our students. We equip our students with values, strategies and skills. We encourage students to use creativity and imagination in their learning. The school participates actively in understanding and contributing to the development of innovative and influential educational practices. Research should be embedded in student learning and professional practice.


Global Citizenship

Living in a school community of diverse cultures, we place a value on learning and understanding the relationship between rights and duties. We seek to understand the interdependence of sustainable human living in social, economic, environmental and political structures


Language Learning

We acknowledge that international education requires language learning through which students are able to communicate effectively, develop their cognitive abilities, discover their own identity and share that of others


Experiential and Service Learning

We provide opportunities for our students to contribute, to collaborate and to learn that they can make a difference


Embracing Diversity

Embracing cultural difference is a powerful learning experience. Performance is often not measured solely by academic achievement. Individuals have a multiplicity of talents and skills which should be encouraged and celebrated. By exploring controversial topics our students will learn to be at ease with uncertainty.