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IB Diploma Programme

The Diploma Programme (DP) at NIS is framed by personal excellence, transitioning to higher level learning, and preparation for university and life beyond school. 

Ruth Clarke

Angela fox

DP Coordinator

Ms. Fox is an experienced, student-centred IB Coordinator with a long history of expertise in teaching and work with the IB Programmes. 

Transitioning to Higher Level Learning

"The IB DP allows our students to become internationally minded, creative, and encourages them to build a better, caring world with our Learner Profile at the heart of all we do. I aim to ensure the intellectual, emotional, and social needs of our students are met."

Grade 11 to 12

The DP is widely regarded as the most academically rigorous pre-university curriculum in the world and it is accepted by over 2,500 institutions internationally, including leading universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Korea, China, and Singapore. Our programme develops students who have an excellent range and depth of knowledge – those who thrive physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

NIS School Profile 2023-24

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Our University Counselling Programme focuses on the overall personal development and wellness of our students.

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Explore Our Diploma Programme

The Diploma Programme is excellent preparation for adult life, enabling students to be successful with their university studies and future careers.

Our programme lasts for two years: Grades 11-12. At our school, students choosing the DP benefit from a highly experienced international faculty with a wealth of IB Diploma experience, many of whom are IB examiners themselves.

The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), and the extended essay. Through the Diploma Programme core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service. Our Global Citizen Diploma (GCD) is a validation of activities and experiences that students do in addition to their academics.

Our Graduates

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Paths to Graduation

Our school mission is underpinned by tenets of inclusivity and personal excellence.

We provide opportunities for all our students to succeed. While the majority of our students in Grades 11 and 12 opt to study the DP, we are proud to offer other routes to graduation for all learners to achieve success. Learn more about our graduation pathways.

Imagine our graduates learning at their choice of top Universities.

NIS graduating classes are accepted to top universities around the world each year.

Our team of professional counsellors provide personalised support to find the best-fit university or next step for each individual suited to their goals.


Graduating with the Global Citizen Diploma

The GCD showcases talent in leadership, management, community engagement, international mindedness, and other areas not measured through traditional grades. The GCD helps students to grow as individuals, becoming more compassionate, confident and responsible global citizens.


Learn how we're supporting our DP students for their next step.

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