St. Anthony School of Milwaukee seeks to become a “World School”
The Largest K3-12 Catholic School in the United States has officially applied to become an International Baccalaureate (IB) certified world school.
“We are very excited to bring this internationally recognized program to our students and to our community” said Zeus Rodriguez, President of St. Anthony’s.
The IB Program was created in 1968 as an educational framework that focused on a global economy and holistic learning. Forty-four years later, the IB Program currently works with 3,647 schools in 146 countries serving over 1,121,000 students aged 3 to 19 years. http://www. ibo.org
Rodriguez says, “The beauty of IB is that it seamlessly integrates traditional Catholic education and the Humanities into an academically rigorous framework that has quickly become one of the most accepted college preparatory programs in the world. St. Anthony’s vision is to become an international model of Catholic faith formation and academic excellence and we are confident that the IB program will allow us that opportunity.”
IB offers what is deemed as a “Continuum of Learning” that moves fluidly across 4 programs. Students are not only rigorously challenged with the natural sciences but taught critical thinking as well. Rodriguez says, “What distinguishes both traditional Catholic education and the IB framework from other programs and techniques is not a certain subject matter, but rather the mode of approach to any subject matter. Drawing from over a millennium of Catholic education, the IB program, properly utilized, not only teaches young men and women how to flourish and prosper within a global economy but also teaches them to understand why it’s important to know the reason for doing so.”
To find out more about St. Anthony School and the IB program you can go here: http://www.stanthonymilwaukee. org/pdf/sas-ib.pdf