Our Curriculum

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We are dedicated to making a positive difference. We believe education should be fun, engaging and challenging. The IB Diploma Programme – with its broad and balanced curriculum from primary through pre-university – equips students with a globally-recognised qualification that will prepare them for their future at university or college.

ICS Paris has been teaching the IB Diploma Programme for over 15 years and is a is a Candidate School* for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that ICS Paris believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP).  Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org

The International Baccalaureate (IB) was designed with “Education for a better world” in mind, which sits well with the ICS and Globeducate educational vision of preparing each student to become a global citizen who can shape the world.  It is a non-profit foundation motivated by its mission to create a better world through education

Comprising three age-targeted stages, this international curriculum takes an holistic approach to education, nurturing intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills. Our international schools work closely with the IB Organisation and our group-wide educational focus on teaching that impacts on learning, complements the IB programme’s aim, which is to teach students to think critically and independently, and how to inquire with care and logic.


Early Years at ICS Paris

ICS Paris, set in beautiful Paris and dedicated to children's learning and development. Our Early Years Education program offers a fun, supportive and innovative curriculum that supports all children in their journey of learning.

Early years (age 3-5) is the first stage of your child's IB journey, where they will develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that will prepare them for their future.

Explore how the EYP Programme is tailored to students at ICS Paris.

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Primary Years at ICS Paris

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) offers a transdisciplinary, inquiry-based and student-centered education with responsible action at its core, enabling students to learn between, across and beyond traditional subject boundaries.

Our younger students, aged 3-11, they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts and all students have the opportunity to learn more than one language. 

PYP students pursue six 'units of inquiry' each year, providing context for their core areas of study:

  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education

Middle Years at ICS Paris

Students aged 11-16 on the MYP, receive a personalised programme of education tailored to their own interests, talents and requirements. Small class sizes allow teachers and students to track progress and ensure everyone is challenged at an appropriate level.

Specific features of the MYP include:

  • A focus on key and related concepts, looking at how different subjects connect and interrelate
  • A global context promoting multilingualism, intercultural understanding and global engagement
  • Approaches to Learning (ATL), giving students the skills they need to manage their own learning
  • Action and Service, an element which teaches through student participation in local and global communities
  • A Personal Project, in which students in the final year of the MYP produce a self-directed piece of work to demonstrate the depth and breadth of their learning

Diploma Years at ICS Paris

Highly respected by universities around the world, the 2-year IBDP covers six subject groups and a 'core', which comprises:

  • The Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
  • Creativity
  • Activity
  • Service
  • An extended essay

It is not necessary for students to have completed either the PYP or MYP to take the IB Diploma Programme.

Find out more about the Diploma Programme and the core and elective subjects.

Students are active members of the community through the International Baccalaureate (IB) module of Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) further broadening their education. Our IB Diploma students can take full advantage of our location in the heart of Paris to put their learning into an authentic context.