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Becoming a World School

Why Seek Authorization as an International Baccalaureate World School (IB)?

A hallmark of HFCA is our commitment to continuous improvement. Authorization as an IB school is a logical next step in our effort to take HFCA to the next level. HFCA’s thinking curriculum was already aligned with much of the IB framework including inquiry-based learning, transdisciplinary themes, and foreign language instruction. In addition, becoming part of the IB organization provides our faculty and staff:  
  • Significantly more professional development
  • Access to IB’s online curriculum centre with publications and teaching materials
  • The opportunity to participate in worldwide online forums with other IB practitioners,
  • The ability to incorporate educational best practices from a range of international frameworks and curricula.
In summary, IB is more than a framework. It is a vibrant, global network of educators and experts who share ideas, and best practices in teaching, and assist HFCA teachers to address the needs of our diverse students.
This graphic clearly illustrates the alignment between the IB mission statement and HFCA’s mission statement.