Setting Our Students Up For Success
Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart is proud to be the only all-girls independent high school in the Midwest to offer a wall-to-wall International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.
As a Sacred Heart school, Josephinum aims to develop holistic young women who not only strive for academic excellence, but who are also committed to personal growth, and are impelled to act against injustice and oppression. In the same regard, at the heart of the IB Organization’s mission is the desire to develop global, critical, and principled thinkers who will help create a more peaceful world.
While the IB Diploma Programme curriculum is known for its rigor, it is designed to be accessible to all learners. At the core of the IB Diploma Programme is the desire to teach students how to think, not what to think, and as a result, the curriculum is structured around the development of core competencies and skills, rather than heavy content knowledge. In addition, IB lessons take a hands-on approach, positioning the learner as a “doer,” engaging her more fully in her own learning. Because of this, we are confident that all Josephinum students will benefit greatly from the education that the IB Diploma Programme has to offer, and we are excited to share in their success.