International baccalaureate

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.

Axes that define our international 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.

The International Baccalaureate with the dual diploma of La Salle Bonanova offers its students four itineraries: economic, technological, scientific and humanistic.
Creativity, Action and Service
The CAS program allows students to improve their personal and interpersonal development by striking a balance between the areas of Creativity, Action and Service. An in-depth CAS Program allows a self discovery and the interaction with other people who coexist in the same environment. CAS is one of the core materials of the IB, together with Theory of Knowledge and Monography. The relationship between the three elements, count on the education of the person as a whole, and compliment each other.
Theory of Knowledge
TOK is one of the core elements of the Diploma Programme. It is a course dedicated to critical thinking and research on the process of knowledge, instead of the learning of a specific set of contents. Students must analyse what they claim to know, either individually or as a group, and must explore open questions in order to discover how the knowledge is built from different areas and perspectives.
Students can study English B or German B as a foreign language. Some subjects are taught in English or Spanish and students can choose their own itinerary. The written materials of the diferent subjects are mainly in English.
Interdisciplinary projects
Throughout the IB, students carry out different interdisciplinary projects: The scientific material project (group 4), in which students analyse biological, physical and chemical aspects of light radiation; the language project, in which students work on the reality of indigenous languages, and the foreign language project, in which students have worked about the 1920s, and The Great Gatsby.
University orientation
Throughout the two academic years, students participate in orientation activities, lectures by former students who are studying for university degrees or higher education, lectures and visits to universities, ... Students who would apply to universities in other countries will be guided and accompanied.
Accompaniment and advice
The tutor accompanies the student and their family through various interviews throughout the school year. The students are constantly monitored from different areas in order to achieve their best performance: welcome, orientation, coexistence, learning strategies, health and values.
Activities and trips
The planning of activities and school trips combines the development of knowledge acquired in the classroom with visits to places of reference in the scientific and technological field, as well as in the humanistic . They also contemplate the aspects of coexistence and personal growth through Finestra Oberta and the pastoral department.
A comprehensive education of the person includes the practice of sport. For this reason, the school offers La Salle Bonanova Sports Club to all students so that they can choose between six different sports: football, basketball, handball, volleyball, rollerblading or rhythmic gymnastics, which are practiced in the sports facilities.
Students who wish to do so can prepare themselves for the Sacrament of Confirmation during their first year. The school offers the possibility of participating in the Christian convivències of the 1st and 2nd year, so that they can deepen their understanding of the evangelical values promoted by our school.
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