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Education for a Better World

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate was founded over 48 years with the aim of “creating a better, more peaceful world” through education. Today the IB is taught in 143 countries to more than 1,250,000 students. TISA is proud to be the most experienced IB school in Azerbaijan, having offered IB Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes since 1999 and the IB Diploma Programme since 2001.

Why choose an IB education for your child?
The IB Programmes are:

  • Holistic: The IB curriculum builds both character and academic skills, supporting your child from the ages of 3 to 19.

  • Research Based: An independent, not-for-profit organization, the IB curriculum responds directly to current educational research from a range of cultures around the world.

  • Authentic: All three programmes require that students act on what they learn outside of the classroom.

  • Challenging: Culminating in the widely recognized Diploma exams, the IB curriculum is learner-focused allowing teachers in all three programmes to differentiate and stretch students to their potential.

  • International: International-mindedness is at the heart of all three programmes, helping students to become confident in their own culture by appreciating and respecting the cultures of others.


The PYP at TISA is for students aged 3 to 11, within our Primary school. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subjects areas, as well as transdisplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry. 

The PYP provides the best preparation for students to engage in the IB Middle Years Programme. The IB Primary Years Programme:
  • addresses students’ academic, social and emotional well-being
  • encourages students to develop independence and to take responsibility for their own learning
  • supports students’ efforts to gain understanding of the world and to function comfortably within it
  • helps students establish personal values as a foundation upon which international-mindedness will develop and flourish.

The six subject areas identified within the IB Primary Years Programme are:
  • language
  • social studies
  • mathematics
  • arts
  • science
  • personal, social and physical education 

The most significant and distinctive feature of the IB Primary Years Programme are the six transdisplinary themes These themes provide IB World Schools with the opportunity to incorporate local and global issues into the curriculum and effectively allow students to “step up” beyond the confines of learning within subject areas.

  • Who we are Inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; person, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human
  • Where we are in place and time Inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationship between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives
  • How we express ourselves Inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic
  • How the world works Inquiry into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.
  • How we organize ourselves Inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment
  • Sharing the planet Inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and other living things; communities and the relationship within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.

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