Dongjiang, Laoshan District, China
In Grades 1-6, the International Dual-Immersion Program follows the standards and practices of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) delivering an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum, designed to build student agency, and promote community action for the betterment of the planet. The IPC is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum, with a clear process of learning and specific learning goals for every subject. The program develops international mindedness and encourages personal learning. Students are led by foreign homeroom teachers who deliver instruction in language, mathematics, science, and social studies, and the arts. Students in the IPC also have daily Chinese and mathematics lessons aligned with the Chinese national curriculum.
The IPC is one of the fastest-growing programs in the world today, used in schools in over 90 different countries (December 2014). It is a comprehensive curriculum made up of over 120 exciting, engaging and globally relevant thematic units of work, which are designed around a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals.
The academic and personal Learning Goals are the foundation of the IPC. These Learning Goals define what children are expected to know, understand, and be able to do by the end of each of their units of inquiry.
At Baishan School, we believe that students who are deeply immersed in the strengths of the Chinese curriculum through a robust study of Chinese language and literature and mathematics, along with the strengths of the IPC will become creative, bilingual, confident, international-minded leaders.