IB Curriculum

As an IB World School in Beijing, WAB's curriculum is based on the premise that the individual student is at the center of all teaching and learning.
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What is the International BACCALAUREATE?

Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation that offers highly respected international education programs that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Schools must be authorized by the IB organization to offer any of these programs.

The IB program has a hard-earned reputation for high standards of teaching, instructional leadership and student achievement. They work with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging international education programs and rigorous assessment.

IB Primary Years Programme, WAB

Early Childhood and

Elementary School

(Early Years to Grade 5)

Middle Years Programme, WAB

Middle School and

High School

(Grades 6-10)


Diploma Programme, WAB

High School

(Grades 11-12)

We are convinced as a team that FLoW21 can significantly enhance the quality of the implementation of the IB programs.

IBO Evaluation Team Chair, address to WAB Community, September 2018


WAB IB Curriculum

WAB is proud to be a leading IB World School in Beijing. Our IB curriculum explores transdisciplinary themes and develops life-long skills, such as the ability to conduct research, communicate effectively, function successfully in different contexts, manage one's health and life and think critically and relatively. As an IB international school in Beijing, WAB's IB program also fosters positive attitudes such as respect, tolerance and responsibility, and provides opportunities for meaningful action and social service.



International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP)



In the international Elementary School, structured inquiry takes place within the IB PYP framework as the main vehicle for student learning in relevant, real-world contexts. Through experience and discovery, students have countless opportunities to grow. We work as a team so that the children who are educated in WAB's international setting gain the knowledge, skills and understanding so that they can contribute positively to their future communities.

Learn more about our Elementary School.



International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP)


Starting in Grade 6, our international Middle School lays the groundwork for student success and the transition to High School with years 1-3 of the IB MYP. With this program, students develop an understanding of their own approaches to learning and independence in subject-specific objectives and assessment practices, as well as an appreciation of service and action. These experiences deepen students' understanding of program concepts and what it means to be an internationally minded member of the global community.

In Grades 9-10, IB MYP students study eight courses each year. Grade 10 students complete a MYP Personal Project outside of class time, exposing them to independent research and critical reflection in an area of personal passion and interest early on.

Learn more about our Middle School.



International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)


In our international High School, Grade 11 and 12 students have the opportunity to participate in the IBDP. The full IB Diploma is offered to all WAB students. Six subject groups are available for diploma students to choose from, each including a range of courses, with three at higher level and three at standard level. Students must also complete the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course, write an extended essay, and fulfill Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) commitments outside of class time.

Learn more about our High School.