Our practices are guided by our school philosophy, which was revised by representatives of the WIS community during the 2008-09 academic year, and the IB’s mission statement. Both serve as a compass for the entire school community.
Wroclaw International School Philosophy
We believe in a balanced education that meets each student’s needs. As such, we undertake to provide the most enriching and stimulating educational programme possible, helping our students develop to their highest potential academically, physically, socially, and emotionally. We aim to provide students with the technological skills necessary to pursue knowledge in informed and responsible ways, and to express that knowledge creatively.
We understand that children learn and grow best within a caring, supportive and meaningful environment, and we promote acceptance and respect for self and others. We are sensitive to and supportive of the transitions inherent in our international community, and view education as a partnership of students, teachers and parents.
We value our own, our host and our school cultures, and provide opportunities to learn about them in a spirit of multiculturalism. We aim to foster international mindedness, supporting active participation in the Wroclaw community and in the world around us. We encourage interest in, and empathy for, humanity. We recognise the importance of our interactions with the environment.
We promote reflective, open‐minded and principled learners who take risks and who are able to communicate effectively. We encourage students to think critically and we view learning as a life‐long process.
Mission Statement of the International Baccalureate
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.