Dubai International Academy, Al Barsha will be going through the accreditation and membership of the following organisations:
DIA-Al Barsha is authorized to offer the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme, constituting the continuum of IB programmes for students aged 3-19. These programmes challenge students to excel in their studies, and encourage both personal and academic achievement. The IB supports schools and teachers to provide a rigorous, high-quality education, offering professional development that improves pedagogy and leadership.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**
*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
**Mission Statement from the IB
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
The Eco-Schools programme engages children and young people in key issues including the environment, sustainability, global citizenship and the value of a low carbon future. Eco-Schools is an international initiative designed to encourage whole-school action for the environment. It is an environmental management tool, learning resource and recognised award scheme. Dubai International Academy, Al Barsha is in the process of achieving the Eco-Schools/Green Flag status.
Middle East IB Association
MEIBA is the Middle East IB Association of Schools. It aims to provide help and support to schools and institutions of education within the Middle East and neighboring countries which offer, or are considering offering, the International Baccalaureate (IB). It assists in the promotion of the IB mission and its objectives, and acts as a forum for debate and consultation.