In high school, we prepare students for university and to make an impact on the world.
Our students develop critical thinking skills and become innovative problem solvers through our rigorous and challenging curriculum. Students in Grades 9 and 10 follow the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP), while LCIS offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) to students in Grades 11 and 12.
A set of attributes developed throughout all ages of the IB curriculum that promote healthy relationships, ethical responsibility and personal challenge.
We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognise our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.
CAS is a framework for experiential learning that guides Diploma students through an exploration of new roles. Students must plan and complete a series of purposeful CAS activities with significant learning outcomes.Read more about the CAS Programme
“The Diploma Programme allows our students to take an academically challenging and balanced programme of education. It prepares students for success in higher education and to be active participants in a global society. Our goal is to develop our students intellectually, emotionally, and ethically.”
“Meeting other IB Diploma students at university is a bit like meeting a veteran of the same war. It’s amazing to meet these other kids from around the world and know that they sat through the same exams as you, went through the same struggles and came out on the other side with the same academic preparation.”
In Grade 10, students develop their skills for self-management, research, communication, critical and creative thinking and collaboration. Students spend six months independently pursuing a passion project with a global context, supported by a dedicated staff member.Read More About the Personal Project