Carlsbad International School, an IB boarding school in Europe, presents a holistic approach to education to help international high school students prepare for uncertain times
KARLOVY VARY, CZECH REPUBLIC / ACCESSWIRE / August 3, 2020 / Carlsbad International School, a prestigious boys and girls boarding school in Europe, has taken upon itself the task of redefining college preparatory education in the time of Covid-19. Just seven years since its founding in 2013, this international school in Karlovy Vary is already recognized as one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the Czech Republic. This is no doubt due to the skill and experience of its teachers, its luxurious campus amenities, and its status as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, able to award the coveted IB Diploma to high performing students.
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When the school first opened its doors to students in 2014, opening day boasted 21 students from 11 different countries, along with a mission and vision to guide young people from all over the world to become leaders for a rapidly changing global society. Since then, the school has grown in its number of students, as well as in its commitment to them.
Carlsbad International School's approach to a holistic IB education, as recently published in a letter to its current and prospective families, is presented as a "20/20 Vision". This message could not come at a more opportune time, as the novel Coronavirus threatens global education with confusion and uncertainty, just as much as with sickness and contagion. In an effort to provide clarity in such a time, the school has identified five key elements for providing this sort of holistic education to its students, no matter where 2021 may find them.
Key Elements of a Holistic IB Education at Carlsbad International School
2. Mental & Physical Wellbeing
3. Cultural Awareness
4. Diversity & Inclusivity
5. Environmental Sustainability
The main highlight here, of course, is that these 5 elements also seem to be directly tied to the most pressing questions of the year 2020. Across the world, each of these five topics have dominated the international news and media outlets. Global leadership, health during a pandemic, cultural awareness and diversity amid riots of racial injustice, and of course the ongoing conversations about climate change and environmental sustainability.
"These are already the concerns of our students and families," commented Head of School, Dr. Katelyn Jones. "So why not make them central to the education we provide and address them in a straightforward manner? In times of such uncertainty and fear around the world, it is vital that leadership provide transparency, guidance, and support. As leaders in the international education community, I feel it is our responsibility and duty to create an inclusive learning environment that doesn't shy away from difficult issues; instead, we need to address these issues and grow as a more socially responsible, global community. Taking a holistic approach to IB education will ensure that our students are provided with the resources and support they need to excel. We believe that when you are mentally, physically, and emotionally strong, you are able to succeed wherever your ambition takes you."
This central European boarding school is already making plans on how to build such an emphasis into its classes for the upcoming school year. One thing that seems very sure, however, is how well the IB Mission Statement already coincides with Dr. Jones' vision, and vice versa: "…to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect."
Families and students interested in learning more about enrollment at Carlsbad International School may inquire through the school website, https://carlsbadschool.cz or directly by email to [email protected] The Czech boarding school operates on a rolling admissions basis and is currently accepting applications for the coming year. Boys and girls ages 14-18 interested in a European boarding school or high school study abroad experience with personalized instruction and a holistic education are encouraged to apply.
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Slovenská 477/5, 360 01 Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Telephone: +420 351 184 100
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