International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme


DON BOSCO INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL is an International Baccalaureate authorised school for the Diploma Programme (DP) of IB. Our school philosophy is aligned with that of the IBO.

Only schools authorised by the IB Organisation can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme(PYP), the Middle Years Programme(MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP) or the Career related Programme (CP).

IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

What is International Baccalaureate?

The International Baccalaureate is a non-profit educational foundation that offers high quality programmes of international education to a worldwide community of schools. Motivated by its mission, the program focuses on the students and helps them develop their intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced Programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. The Programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.

The Diploma Programme prepares students for effective participation in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global society as they :

The Diploma Programme Model

The course is presented as six academic areas enclosing a central core. It encourages the concurrent study of a broad range of academic areas. Students study two modern languages, a humanities or social science subject, a science, Mathematics and one of the creative arts.

It is this comprehensive range of subjects that makes the Diploma Programme a demanding course of study designed to prepare students effectively for university entrance.

Diploma Subject Groups

The subjects offered at Don Bosco International School are :

Subjects Offered
GROUP 1 : Studies in Language and Literature
  • English A Language & Literature: HL/SL
GROUP 2 : Language Acquisition
  • Spanish B: SL/AB Initio
  • Hindi B: HL/SL
GROUP 3 : Individuals and Societies
  • Business Management: HL/SL
  • Economics: HL/SL
  • Psychology: HL/SL
  • ESS SL
GROUP 4 : Sciences
  • Biology: HL/SL
  • Chemistry: HL/SL
  • Physics: HL/SL
  • Computer Science: HL/SL
  • ESS SL
GROUP 5 : Mathematics
  • Mathematics - Applications and Interpretations: HL/SL
  • Mathematics - Analysis and Approach: SL/HL
GROUP 6 : The Arts
  • Visual Arts: HL/SL

Choosing the right combination

Students are required to choose one subject from each of the six academic areas, although they can, instead of an arts subject, choose two subjects from another area. Normally, three subjects (and not more than four) are taken at higher level (HL), and the others are taken at standard level (SL).

The Core of the Diploma Programme Model

Apart from the above subjects, a student also needs to fulfil core requirements of the IB Diploma Programme Core i.e. Theory of knowledge(TOK), Creativity, Activity & Service(CAS) and Extended Essay(EE).



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Parent Testimonials

Mrs. Shaila and Mr. Anil Noronha

IBDP Class of 2022

To enroll our child into the IBDP programme at DBIS was one of the best decisions we took as parents. It is simply amazing to see how our son has transformed himself in front of our eyes. He is allowed to freely think and express himself.... Teachers strive to go the extra mile to ensure children develop and grow every day. The collaboration and care between teachers and young learners must be seen to be believed. These young learners truly demonstrate a spirit of Co-opetition, where both Co-operation and Competitiveness co-exits beautifully. High caliber teachers make learning so meaningful that our son looks forward to each day in excitement.The Student-Teacher ratio for IBDP is extremely low, so personalized learning becomes a reality as each young learner gets special attention. The icing on the cake is the infrastructure at DBIS and the outdoor sports facilities….probably the best for any day school in India, thus ensuring true all round development. DBIS is at the forefront in ensuring these young learners become compassionate human beings who demonstrate sound values. As responsible citizens who will contribute in unique and very effective ways, DBIS’s IBDP programme ensures that these young learners are ready to take on the world.

Ms.Raksha Muni

IBDP Class of 2022

The IBDP is like an uncharted territory for many of us. The school has provided a detailed textured map to enable our children to find their way with the school’s aid. The experienced teachers are always at hand with the best of facilities... even in times of constraint. The syllabus, while taxing, has inherent tools which motivate hard workers like my child to be involved in various extra-curricular platforms to explore all the facets of her personality. It makes her want to do more for her school, others and herself. We are satisfied with her progress and we are glad that she continued in DBIS.

Ms. Jesal Mehta

IBDP Class of 2022

One and a half months ago we saw ourselves at the start line of IBDP at DBIS. On that start line we thought Why IBDP at DBIS? Well, even though we are still just at the beginning, our reasons to choose DBIS were the following.. Firstly, ...DBIS upholds the values and ethos required to be responsible global citizens. Secondly, the DBIS team has been making sure that each child reaches his/her own highest potential by giving them lots of opportunities to discover their true capabilities and to do their best. Also, this global crisis that we are currently facing, has not deterred DBIS from continuing with extra curricular activities, CAS,sports and celebrations! Be it MUN or PE or Celebration of the World Humanitarian day! The efforts put in by the teachers, actually guiding the students with their projects, career guidance and events, encouraging and motivating the children to become out-of-the-box thinkers, believers of hard work and to do more, is truly commendable. And of course, in academics too, the painstaking measures by the teachers to ensure that each child works along with them, is something we really appreciate. Lastly, the infrastructure at DBIS is the best we can get in our city. We truly have witnessed this holistic, overall growth and development in our daughter. It’s the efforts, love, & care showered on her from every single member of the DBIS family that has helped her progress so beautifully into the process of giving her best to everything!