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IB at KIS

International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) Mission Statement:
Through comprehensive and balanced curricula coupled with challenging assessments, the International Baccalaureate Organization aims to assist schools in their endeavors to develop the individual talents of young people and teach them to relate the experience of the classroom to the realities of the world outside. Beyond intellectual rigor and high academic standards, strong emphasis is placed on the ideals of international understanding and responsible citizenship, to the end that IB students may become critical and compassionate thinkers, lifelong learners and informed participants in local and world affairs, conscious of the shared humanity that binds all people while respecting the variety of cultures and attitudes that makes for the richness of life

IBO and KIS:
KIS has a distinguished academic history with the International Baccalaureate Organization.

The IBO was founded in 1968 and today works with 2715 schools in 138 countries with more than 745,000 students aged 3 - 19. The first IBO Diploma Program started in 1968 with first exams in 1970, six years before KIS became the first IB school and the first international school in India when it adopted the IB Diploma Program in 1976.

With IBO membership and school authorization dating from 1980, KIS is the third oldest IB school in Asia and in the first 20 IBO authorized schools in the world. KIS involvement with the IBO extends from representation on the IBO Governing Council and regional committees, hosting IB conferences and designing school based pilot programs to a constant stream of qualified IB examiners on KIS staff.

KIS has a track record of internationally benchmarked IB results. Since 1980 KIS has had a 90% average IB Diploma success rate. This compares with a 75-80% average world-wide success rate.

At KIS the IB Diploma is optional and is run in addition to the US accredited KIS High School Diploma. Between 30% and 50% of KIS graduates earn the full IB Diploma each year. In addition, approximately 60% of students in grades 11 and 12 appear for IB Diploma examinations in more than 30 subjects, consistently scoring above the worldwide average.

Seven Roads Junction, PO Box 25, Kodaikanal 624 101, Tamil Nadu, India   tel: (91) 4542 247 500   fax: (91) 4542 241 109   email: contact@kis.in