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What is the International Baccalaureate (IB)?
What is the International Baccalaureate (IB)?

The IB is a non-profit international educational organization established in 1968. It offers 3 programmes of international education that span the primary, middle and secondary school years: Primary Years Programme (PYP) – designed for students aged through 3 to 11, Middle Years Programme (MYP) – for students aged through 11 to 16 and Diploma Programme (DP) – for students aged through 16 to 18. While these programmes follow a logical sequence, each may be offered independently. In all 3 programmes, the IB offers schools with school authorization, curriculum material, assessment procedures, faculty-training workshops, programme evaluation and comprehensive support services in English, French and Spanish.

Can any student enroll in an IB Diploma programme?
Can any student enroll in an IB Diploma programme?

Students must be enrolled in an IB authorized school to participate in an IB programme. The IB programmes are the core of all curriculum at École Mondiale and students joining early are well prepared for the rigorous IB Diploma programme. Although entry to the IB Diploma is open to all students entering grade 11, the advice is given by the coordinator and teachers as to which course and subject combination is most suitable for each student.

How many schools offer the IB programme?
How many schools offer the IB programme?

As of September 2017, there were 6,279 programmes being offered worldwide, across 4,773 schools. These schools are known as IB World Schools. Over 800 of these schools are in the Asia Pacific, of which India has 140 IB schools.

Does the IB Diploma Programme satisfy Indian national requirements for university entrance?
Does the IB Diploma Programme satisfy Indian national requirements for university entrance?

The IB MYP is recognized by the government as the equivalent to Std 10 in the national system and the IB Diploma is recognized as a pre-university qualification.

How will technology be utilized, and how will you create a safe and productive online environment where children are not distracted by gadgets and surfing the web unsupervised?
How will technology be utilized, and how will you create a safe and productive online environment where children are not distracted by gadgets and surfing the web unsupervised?

Information and communications technology (ICT) is here to stay, and there is no doubt that the ability to utilize ICT effectively is an immense advantage to students, job-seekers, and businesses today. This phenomenon will probably become more more profound in future years. Therefore, we will teach children how to safely and effectively use ICT. The most important point is that we must proactively teach children to use the internet properly rather than reactively punishing them when they use the internet inappropriately. There will be regularly scheduled lessons, at least once a week from Grade 3, about internet safety and security, appropriate use, and netiquette. The curriculum for these classes is available online from common sense media. Children will be closely supervised and every teacher is trained in how to use ICT appropriately. Internet safety and security is not the responsibility of the computer teachers; it is the responsibility of each and every teacher. Students will not be left unsupervised to surf the web but they will be closely supervised by teachers who have been trained in issues of cyber-safety. The teachers will also positively model appropriate use and be able to answer students' questions about computers.Students are not allowed to use their phones during lessons. This rule, and others like it, are discussed by the teacher and the class at the beginning of each semester.

Is an international school the best choice for my child?
Is an international school the best choice for my child?

Every family has different educational needs, and an international school is a good choice for students and families from international backgrounds, or those who appreciate the importance of an international education in a globalized world. Traditionally, international school families are those families who travel frequently or who have one or more family members (such as a cousin, aunt, or uncle) who live abroad, but nowadays many families prefer an international school education because the teachers use international standards and best practices from around the world.An international school is a microcosm of the global community, with students and faculty members from different parts of the world. International schools emphasize language learning, intercultural awareness, and holistic education. They teach values of tolerance, understanding, and open-mindedness. They have rigorous academic programs that prepare students for success at university in India or abroad, including the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore, or Hong Kong.

Will you teach Indian culture and history? How will you ensure that students don't lose their Indian culture?
Will you teach Indian culture and history? How will you ensure that students don't lose their Indian culture?

Indian culture and history will be taught but those concepts are difficult to define, and Indian culture and history will not be taught as a stand-alone syllabus with a test at the end. Instead, students will learn Indian culture and history through an inquiry model, asking and answering questions such as: "What does it mean to be Indian?", "How do I narrate my family history?" or "What are the challenges facing the nation of India today, and how can we use history to better understand them?" Students will also be made aware of Indian history and culture in their other subjects.

What is the fee structure?
What is the fee structure?

The fee structure is available to any parents who visit the school. We are proud of our school and we want parents to visit and get a feel for the place before they make decisions based on finances. The fee structure is consistent with many other international schools in India.

What is your curriculum?
What is your curriculum?

C P Goenka International School is a fully authorized IB World school offering complete International curriculum from play group to the IB Diploma programme. It is one of the few IB World Schools in Mumbai. Its curriculum is based on the IBO's Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme. Creativity is the basis of the curriculum and students learn art, music and athletics as well as rigorous academics.The Primary Years Curriculum, from preschool to Grade 5, is grounded in inquiry, literacy, numeracy, and open-mindedness. The Middle Years Curriculum, for Grades 6 - 10, uses an interdisciplinary approach that emphasizes communication, intercultural awareness, and holistic education.

Do you have a bus service?
Do you have a bus service?

The school runs a bus service that covers many areas of Mumbai.

Can children bring their lunch from home?
Can children bring their lunch from home?

Families have the choice of buying lunch at school at the appropriate cafeteria or bringing from home.

Is there an admissions test or a screening process?
Is there an admissions test or a screening process?

We meet with every family who applies to ensure that C P Goenka is a good fit for the child, the family​, and the school.