IB World School
International Children's Academy (ICA) is an International Baccalaureate (IB) world school.
Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programs of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.
In IB, students experience inquiry based learning where they make connections between their experiences and the new knowledge they have gained. Students reflect on their learning and their responsibilities as well as participate fully in the learning process. Assessment in IB is in the form of feedback for students to be more self-directed and to understand how they learn. Teachers are facilitators who encourage students to be inquirers by asking questions.
Action and service is a very important component of IB education. Students take meaningful actions in early years and they participate in community service projects in middle year program to make a difference in the world.
In IB, students experience inquiry based learning where they make connections between their experiences and the new knowledge they have gained.
There are thousands of schools and millions of students participating in International Baccalaureate education. International Baccalaureate offers different programs for different age groups. In 1968 IB Diploma Program (DP) was established to provide education for students to take responsible action toward real life problems for a more peaceful world.
In 1994, Middle Years Program (MYP) was introduced and in 1997 Primary Years Program (PYP) was created. The three programs provide education for students from age 3 to 19.
School is a microcosm of life and the place where children spend the majority of their time. The vision of the International Children’s Academy (ICA) is to give children who attend not only a solid academic education but a spiritual backbone that will allow children to reach their own potential in life. We believe this starts not only with teaching children a spiritual practice, but with creating a spiritual discipline program that is based on spiritual principles which allows teachers, faculty, parents and students to have a common vocabulary and common goals.
Our model is based on a unique definition of success and the understanding that success is a constant process that does not always have a finite point of closure. We believe that success is comes in small victories over and over again throughout the child’s school experience and these small successes will help to provide a child with a spiritual backbone that will serve them their whole lives.
Knowing that Light exists in everyone is the basis for teaching tolerance and human dignity as a way for developing relationships.
The vision of ICA is to give children who attend not only a solid academic education but a spiritual backbone that will allow children to reach their own potential in life.
Understanding we have the same core but different unique expressions of it helps students stay out of a proverbial box and use a variety of tools to empower them reach their potential.
Appreciating that free will is a gift - a perspective that helps children of all ages see they have the freedom to choose how they respond to situations.