KSI Bogota is proud to be an IB World School offering the International Baccalaureate
At KSI Bogota we strive to provide all our learners with a balanced, relevant, engaging and differentiated education to ensure the success of all our students.
We support the development of independent lifelong learners and our inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning, promotes the development of critical-thinking skills. Our holistic approach to education encourages international mindedness, allowing students to graduate as global citizens and lifelong learners.
We offer a fully bilingual program in English and Spanish that complies with the Colombian Ministry of Education requirements as well as the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Diploma Programme (IBDP).
At the moment we are an offering online and blended learning education. Click here to read about it.
The School follows Calendar B, with the school year beginning in August/ September and ending in June.
Primary School (Reception - Year 6)
The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) 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 interdisciplinary themes of global significance. Students deepen their learning by developing their conceptual understandings, strengthening their knowledge and skills across and beyond subject areas.
Themes are explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas (All subjects are seen in English, except Spanish and Physical Education):
- Social Studies
- Arts (Music, Dance & Visual)
- Personal, Social and Physical Education
The school year is divided into six units that follow the transdisciplinary themes of the PYP. All six subject areas are integrated into each Unit of Inquiry.
The six transdisciplinary themes of the PYP are:
- Who we are
- Where are we in place and time
- How we express ourselves
- How the world works
- How we organize ourselves
- Sharing the planet
Secondary School (Years 7-13)
For our middle year students, years 7-11 we provide a framework of learning which encourages students to establish practical connections between their studies and the real world. The framework encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. Inspired by the IB philosophy, students are taught the Colombian curriculum, with a focus around the personal, social and academic needs of the child. MAP Testing is administered periodically during the school year to help improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child's academic growth. During their middle years students take part in LIFE classes promoting social and emotional wellbeing.
The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is offered to years 12 &13 and is aimed at preparing students for success at university and life beyond and has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities. The curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay. The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. Students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.
Students in Secondary School take the below classes:
Note: All subjects are taught in English, excluding Spanish and Physical Education
- English Language Arts
- Integrated Science (Years 7-9)
- Physics (Years 10-11)
- Chemistry (Years 10-11)
- Biology (Years 10-11)
- Social Science
- Technology (Years 7-9)
- Physical Education