SCIS is now an IB continuum world school
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) has had both of its campuses (Hongqiao and Pudong) authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, accredited to teach the IB Primary Years Program (PYP), IB Middle Years Program (MYP), and the IB Diploma Program (DP). Becoming an IB Continuum World School is an important milestone in the ongoing development of a school community, such as SCIS.
It is an excellent achievement and a reflection of the hard working, passionate, and dedicated SCIS faculty and staff. They worked diligently to prepare the program for both verification visits last spring, culminating in positive reports from the IB Organization (IBO). That being said, receiving authorization does not mean that SCIS efforts are complete. Rather SCIS’ committed team will build off this positive recognition to further develop our program built upon a solid foundation of academic excellence and rigor combined with a warm, inclusive environment in which all of our students feel welcome and valued.
At SCIS, we remain committed to our mission to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring learners who contribute positively to their communities. We work together to maintain our high expectations on how we provide a broad and stimulating curriculum with engaging learning experiences. These experiences take place in the classroom, the hallways, the stage, the playing field, and beyond as we connect learning through all areas of our lives.
As an authorized IB Continuum World School, we are humbled to have received the recognition of the work we have done, but we remain learners and as learners we remain ready for the next great opportunity to further our knowledge, our hearts, and our community.
(Daniel Eschtruth is director of schools at SCIS.)