December 7, 2016: MIS, one of India's leading boarding school for girls, has become Uttrakhand's first all-girls residential school to be affiliated to International Baccalaureate (IB). MIS has attained International Baccalaureate (IB) World School status for both its Diploma programmes for Class XI & XII.
The International Baccalaureate is a globally recognised education model that opens up prospects for international education for students. With this affiliation from International Baccalaureate (IB) for IB diploma, MIS now gives its higher secondary students a pathway to explore new avenues after completing their schooling at MIS.
The IB offers four highly respected programmes of international education that develops the intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year educational programme primarily aimed at students aged 16-19. The programme is designed to give students a broad, well-rounded international education and the skills needed for success at university and beyond.
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The IB Diploma Programme ensures that students are well-rounded and prepares them for higher education and the world of work. The program provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognised by many universities worldwide.
Speaking about the development Ms. Priya Peter, Principal, MIS said, "MIS is a unique institution that upholds Indian culture and values, creating a blend of traditional Indian "Sanskars" amid a modern, 21st century outlook. While we knew that it is a long journey to become an authorized IB school, because of our culture, we were confident it would be a shorter walk for MIS- and it was! We are excited about providing global opportunities to our students and helping them to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. "
About Mussoorie International School:
Established in 1984, MIS is a boarding school for girls for Classes I - XII. The school is situated in Mussoorie, a pristine Hill Station in Gharwal hills at a height of 2003 meters in the state of Uttarakhand, India.
MIS is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, an All-India Board, and University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). MIS is now an authorised IB world school offering International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP).
About the International Baccalaureate:
Founded in 1968 the International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit foundation, which offers four high quality and challenging educational programmes for a worldwide community of schools. Currently, more than 1,3 million IB students attend over 4,500 schools in 147 countries. For further information about the IB please visit www.ibo.org.