The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an international level board of education developed by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), a non-profit educational organization based in Switzerland.
There were over 7,500 programmes available in over 5,400 schools in 159 countries as of December 2021. There are 3,599 schools in the Americas, 1,699 in Asia-Pacific, and 2,224 in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East combined. In Nepal, the first teaching of the IB curriculum began in 2009 with Ullens schools. There are now four IB World Schools in Nepal, each providing one or more of the four IB programmes.
The Ullens Education Foundation (UEF) established as a “non-profit company” is dedicated to excellence in education and runs the Ullens School (K12 & IBDP), Nepal’s first International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, a Kindergarten at a separate location. The school continues to have a long-term partnership with the Bank Street College of Education, New York. UEF is guided by a five member Board of Trustees, which provides strategic oversight to all the institutions and programmes under UEF. It got its IB PYP Authorization in 2008, first school in Nepal to get an IB affiliation.
Premier has made a mark in Nepali education through its bold and successful steps time and again in providing innovative 21st-century education. Premier is the first of its kind to offer one of the world’s most revered curriculums, the IB PYP and the IB MYP programmes. It is a part of Premier Education Network (PEN). PEN is a leader in education who aims to bring positive change through education. Established in 2008 A.D, its goal is to develop global citizens who are compassionate, world-class leaders without having to migrate to foreign countries in search of quality education. It got its IB PYP Authorization in 2014.
Genius School, led and managed by highly experienced and dedicated education professionals who believe in a progressive learning approach to provide opportunities to our children where they excel not only academically but also socially, emotionally, and physically. They value our student’s individuality and believe that all children should be given equal opportunity and encouragement to reach their highest potential. Genius School has been authorized for International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) since September 2018.
Swostishree Gurukul, located in Sanobharyang, Kathmandu has been established to provide modern methods of learning by using the latest state-of-the-art facilities and research-based teaching methods. The philosophy of teaching is progressive, child-centered, and active. The school has an experienced, trained, and highly dedicated team that works hard to promote a variety of choices of teaching-learning activities that are designed to encourage physical skills, cognitive learning, literacy acquisition, problem-solving and independent thought to the little ones. School provides education from PG to Grade 10. It got its IB PYP Authorization in 2022.
IB Candidates are institutions that are taking the required steps to meet the IB standards for authorization, and the schools will be participating in a one-year trial implementation of the program. The IB, its relevant IB regional office, and an allocated consultant from the IB Educator Network (IBEN) who has been thoroughly educated in accordance with global IB regulations support and supervise the candidate schools.
The Himalayan WhiteHouse World School, situated in Subidhanagar, Tinkune, Kathmandu, Nepal, is a co-educational secondary school that provides students with a quality education. The school believes in a comprehensive educational system that will prepare students for the future by encouraging leadership and critical thinking while also providing a solid foundation for both their lives and professions. The school is a IB Primary Years Programme Candidate School.
Machhapuchchhre School, which was founded in 1999 AD, is located in Kusunti, Lalitpur. The school provides a comprehensive and balanced curriculum that combines advanced education and social engagement. The school is a candidate for the IB Primary Years Programme.