The International Baccalaureate Diploma programme is a two-year course equivalent to the LOMCE Baccalaureate. The curriculum and the organisation are set by the IBO, a non-governmental organisation based in Switzerland, which has wide international recognition.
The fundamental objective of this programme is to train people with a clear international mentality who, aware of the condition that unites them as human beings and of the responsibility they share for protecting the planet, contribute to creating a better and more peaceful world. In order to achieve this, International Baccalaureate students must strive to be: inquisitive, informed and educated, thinkers, good communicators, with integrity, open minded, solidary, daring, balanced and reflective.
The International Baccalaureate was founded in Geneva (Switzerland) in 1968 by the Organisation of the International Baccalaureate (OBI), a non-profit educational foundation, with the aim of facilitating the preparation for university of students with international mobility. It currently has more than 2,613 schools in the world.
The type of baccalaureate offered at La Salle Bonanova is the dual diploma. Thus, BI students can enter university through the International Batxillerat or the National Batxillerat (LOMCE), according to their wishes. For this reason, students of the International Baccalaureate will take an itinerary subject from the National Baccalaureate.
In the first year the timetable changes depending on the day of the week. Mondays and Thursdays from 8:00 to 13:15 and from 15:00 to 18:00. Tuesdays from 8:00 to 13:15 and from 15:00 to 17:00. Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 to 14:15.
In the second year the timetible is Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 14:15. Monday afternoons are considered to be school days.