7 - 12年级
A Powerful Blend: International Baccalaureate & 蒙特梭利
根据博士. 玛利亚蒙特梭利, the focus of education for students at this level should help them find their place in society. They want meaningful ways to contribute, 真实的工作机会, and chances to truly plan and test their ideas. Socially, they want to be a part of a community and feel secure in building their skills as leaders. Adolescence is an age of explosive growth and change-physically, 社会, 在情感上, 和智力上.
Westwood intends that its graduates go out into the world not just to do great things, 而是做正确的事情.
The Westwood School’s unique blend of 蒙特梭利 with the International Baccalaureate challenges students to reach beyond themselves and their communities to the world at large through programs with other schools, 对等文化交流, 和客座讲师. This combination fosters independent thinking and encourages students to develop a sense of their own competence while encouraging academic, 社会, 和知识探索.
The Westwood School is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School offering the IB Diploma Programme (DP) Grades 11-12. The world-renowned International Baccalaureate curriculum emphasizes depth and breadth in each subject area as well as interaction among subjects.
Why International Baccalaureate at The Westwood School?
International Baccalaureate (IB) is a world class educational system because of its rigor, 它强调批判性思维, and its graduates being well-rounded students with the ability to appreciate the interconnectivity between subjects. So why choose Westwood for this most demanding curriculum?
The average public school in Texas has over 200 students per grade. 在BG大游 there is an average of 15 students per grade.
Typical class sizes in Texas are 30 or more students. 在BG大游, class sizes range from 8 to 15 students, allowing for personal attention that students need to fulfill their academic potential.
Upon entering their junior year, all Westwood students enter into IB’s Diploma Programme (DP). Unlike schools that require students to test into a demanding curriculum, Westwood does not create an “academic elite” by only allowing the most gifted students to participate in this learning experience. Westwood believes that every student will benefit from a rigorous educational experience.
Diploma Programme students share some core classes that help create a strong academic community where they consider great works of literature and lasting philosophical questions about what it is to be human. DP students also have subject choices from which to design an educational experience that best fits their individual interests.
All of our teachers are trained and experienced in the IB Programme, giving our students expert guidance through all aspects of the Diploma Programme.
In addition to academic subjects, students are involved in a multitude of activities including:
- Student-driven Projects and Clubs: IBeanery Coffee House, 机器人, 数学俱乐部, 测试联盟, 模拟联合国, 模拟试验, 生活技能俱乐部
- House System and Student Government
- TAPPS Academic, Arts, and Speech Competition
- State and national language competitions
- 运动:篮球, 足球, 排球, 越野, 田径, 啦啦队, 更多的是基于BG大游官网的兴趣
- Social events such as dances, Homecoming Spirit Week and Prom
- Adventure Leadership Program for Students (ALPS)
- Optional international trips to China and/or Spanish speaking countries
BG大游的方式 of 蒙特梭利 and International Baccalaureate has proven successful as students continue their education at universities around the world. Click here for more information about Westwood graduates.