Learning at WAB is a transformative process which is intentional and iterative, challenging and joyful, and serves an authentic purpose.
WAB Definition of Learning, established 2017-18
WAB is an innovative, leading IB-World School, offering the continuum of the Primary Years Programme (PYP, EY-G5), Middle Years Programme (MYP, G6-10) and Diploma Programme (DP, G11-12), alongside personalised learning pathways and an extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities to meet the needs of all of learners. Teaching, learning and assessment are built on these globally-recognised frameworks for international education, leading to high academic success and impressive university acceptances.
We welcome you to explore Learn.WAB.edu to see some of the amazing units of inquiry, approaches to learning and resources available to our learners across the school.
The PYP, MYP and DP Programmes are internationally-recognised frameworks for teaching and learning that ensure an engaging, reliable and academically-vigorous learning experience for all of our students. Our students are encouraged by expert, globally-experienced teachers to develop concepts, skills and knowledge across a broad, balanced and exciting international curriculum.
The IB Programme Frameworks, Standards & Practices and Approaches to Teaching & Learning provide secure foundations in:
As an independent, non-profit international school, licensed in China as a 'School for Children of Foreign Nationals', WAB has complete control of our own curriculum, and we are able to design learning for students based on the best of education from around the world.
WAB's Curriculum is based on the IB programme frameworks and a selection of global standards and resources, ensuring progression through the years. Our standards-informed curriculum is adaptable and secure, challenging and joyful, and serves the authentic purpose of developing knowledgeable global citizens.
In the IB Diploma, course content is clearly outlined in subject guides. Overviews can be found here. In MYP, objectives and conceptual frameworks are provided in subject guides and curriculum documentation. In PYP, objectives and scope-and-sequence outlines are provided in documentation.
Alongside IB progressions of learning, some of our core reference standards (to help select content) include:
WAB adapts and supplement these standards with other sources and resources from around the world to ensure that students have access to outstanding teaching and learning resources throughout their journey with us.
WAB's Curriculum and IB Programmes ensure that all learners maintain broad and balanced learning, with students engaging with these subject areas throughout their learning journey with WAB:
In PYP, Individuals & Societies, Sciences and other subjects are incorporated into trans-disciplinary Units of Inquiry, with extra community and standalone time for SEL, PHE, Languages The Arts, Design and Mathematics. In High School, students make course choices based on their interests and intended destinations, with the expert guidance of their mentors and dedicated, in-house university counseling team.
Throughout their education at WAB, students are empowered to have voice, choice and ownership of their learning. Using innovative teaching and learning strategies, our learners are taught to plan, research, take action and reflect on their learning. At all stages, student needs and interests help shape the curriculum and learning, including:
WAB's curriculum is personalized to suit the needs and interests of all of our learners in many ways, including:
Complementing our world-class curriculum delivered on our unique and beautiful campus, experiential learning at WAB challenges our learners, broadens their horizons and makes connections to our host culture of China.