This online session will be focusing on the IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme). The IBDP officially begins for students in Grade 11. However, there is a lot of preparation before Grade 11 to ensure both acceptance and success in this academically rigorous program. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the mission and values of the IB and how these are expressed at Stamford. The session will also include a brief overview of the middle school and high school curriculum and how it prepares your child for the IBDP program.

When deciding if the IBDP is right for your child, there are many considerations to take into account beyond academics, and understanding the program as well as the entry requirements is an essential first step.

Mr. Galligan, our Academic Coordinator and Mr. Neil Walton, our Upper School Principal, the core elements of the IBDP and what is expected of students before and after acceptance into the program at Stamford, as well as our tailored post-graduation pathways to support students of all passions.

The session will cover:

  • A broad overview of the IBDP
  • Academic and non-academic requirements for entry
  • Required courses and electives
  • Skills needed for students to be successful in the program 
  • IB Learner Profile Attributes
  • Tips for parents to help prepare their child for the IBDP program
  • Learning that supports IB entry
  • What can parents expect after graduation

This session is open to all parents who want to learn more about the IBDP program and how they can help prepare their child(ren) for this program.

Date: May 22, 2020

Time: 1 - 2 pm

Michael Galligan

Academic Coordinator

Michael Galligan

Michael is an experienced academic program developer, having built and managed programs in a range of areas. After teaching physical education for a few years, he became a schoolwide program director, International Baccalaureate coordinator, academic coordinator and department head in multiple schools. Thoughtful and systematic, Mike is particularly passionate about curriculum development, excellence in teaching and helping students become the best they can be. Since 2000, he has worked in schools in Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong. Mike is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree at the University of Hong Kong with an emphasis on information technology studies.

Neil Walton

Upper School Principal

Neil Walton

Neil joined Stamford in August 2018 and leads the development of the high school and oversees the higher grades as the school grows. He has over 25 years of teaching experience of which the last 15 years focused on Middle / High School roles. Most recently, Neil was the Principal of The American School of Bangkok overseeing a K-12 day-school. He has also worked in the Philippines and has a Masters in Education from New Jersey, USA.