IB Diploma Programme

Students today are members of a global community and connected through culture, economics, politics, technology and shared environmental concerns.

Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College has a strong commitment to fostering international understanding and was the first Catholic girls' school in NSW to offer both the International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes.

Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) as an option for students entering Year 11. The course is designed and administered by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) based in Geneva and may only be offered in schools that have been individually assessed and approved by the IBO.

The IB DP offers and 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 concept of internationalism builds on the Mercy philosophy embodied in the aims of the College: to behave with compassion and a sense of justice; respect others and value diversity; demonstrate an appreciation of human dignity; and show a commitment to the service of others, especially those less fortunate in the community, both local and global.