What is the International Baccalaureate (IB)?


Stoneleigh-Burnham School English teacher, Alex Bogel explains the synthesis that underlies the International Baccalaureate (IB). The IB and Stoneleigh-Burnham's IB program work to blur artificial academic constructs, breaking down boundaries between traditional academic subjects- humanities, sciences, the fine and performing arts. The object is to begin seeing connections- how thoughts, ideas, creations, actions and practices are interconnected. Practices and frameworks that students use include CAS (Creativity, Action, Service), extended essay research, and the Theory of Knowledge seminar. Stoneleigh-Burnham students (and IB students as a whole) work toward an understanding of what it means to know and give meaning to the world. Stoneleigh-Burnham School is an all-girls boarding school in Greenfield, MA. Resources: www.sbschool.org International Baccalaureate (IB) Boarding Schools

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A product of both private and public education, Brian Fisher served as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, and administrator at three different boarding schools. Brian also fills the role of Director of Development at Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School, in NH along with being a partner at AdmissionsQuest.

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