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Why the IB?

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The IBO Mission Statement, in its aims 'to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect' is exactly what we are aiming for our students. 

100% excellence

RIS is the only school in Rome authorised to offer the Primary Years Programme for ages 3 to 11 and the IB Diploma Programme for ages 16 to 18. Our internationally relevant Middle Years curriculum (ages 12 to 14) leading to the Cambridge IGCSE (ages 14 to 16) ensures the quality and consistency of a truly international education.

The Gold Standard in education

RIS students are part of a network of more than 5,000 schools in almost 160 countries that have chosen IB programmes, because of their unique emphasis on students personal and academic development.

A report by the World Economic Forum lists Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving - two core IB attributes - as the top skills for the jobs of the future. The same report reveals that almost 65 percent of the jobs elementary school students will be doing in the future do not even exist yet. 

World Economic Forum, The Future of Jobs Employment, Skills and Workforce Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, January 2016

Leading universities recognise the IB

Top universities from around the world have shown how they value the IB's credentials by building special pathways for IB students. Research from leading institutions shows that IB students are more likely than their peers to succeed in higher education.

At RIS, a comprehensive university counselling service means that our students secure a place at the universities of their choice. Since our first cohort graduated in 2011, our students continue to score well above the global average and have received offers from the universities of their choice.

The Learner Profile

The IB programmes foster a distinctive set of attributes. These qualities, embodied in the IB Learner Profile - describe a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. 

IB Learner Profile 

We believe these attributes, and others like them, can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national and global communities.

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective