In 2007 Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College became the only Catholic girls’ school in NSW to offer both the International Baccalaureate Middle Years (IB MYP) and Diploma Programmes (IB DP).
The International Baccalaureate places Monte at the forefront of educational innovation. Through the commitment to internationalism, the fundamental Mercy philosophy embodies in the aims of the College is enhanced and extended.
The Middle Years Programme
The IB MYP for Years 7-10 is designed to help students participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly inter-related world. The three fundamental concepts area:
- Intercultural Awareness
- Holistic Learning
The College fulfills the requirements of both the MYP and the NSW Board of Studies curriculum.
The Diploma Programme
Monte offers the IB DP as an option for students entering Year 11. The IB DP offers an educational challenge that provides scope for both academic achievement and worthwhile practical activities in outdoor pursuits and social service. It is a cross-cultural programme that allows students to gain an increasing knowledge of, and respect for, the cultures of the world.
The Diploma gives access to a wide selection of international programmes and enables the College to participate in, and contribute to, educational change worldwide.