The SEK Education Group is a pioneer (1977) of the implementation of International Baccalaureate Organisation programmes.

SEK Dublin International School teaches Secondary Education (from 11 to 16) to Baccalaureate (from 16 to 18) and implements the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), in Secondary, as well as the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in Baccalaureate.

We offer the following academic timeframes:

  • 2 years IB Diploma (preparing students to study at the very best universities around the world)
  • 5 year MYP programme

Inmersion programmes

The following timeframes are open to SEK and other students, currently abroad, who wish to come to SEK-Dublin for a shorter time period to continue their studies and live in an immersive English environment.

  • o 1 term MYP (September to December)
  • o 2 terms MYP (January to June)
  • o 1 year MYP
  • o 2 years DP

IB teaching and learning is based on interaction between inquiry, action and reflection.

IB pedagogy is expressed in every aspect of the Middle Years Programme teaching and learning experience with a focus on:

      • Concept-based learning
      • Inquiry
      • Language and identity
      • Diversity in learning and inclusion
      • Rigorous academic curriculum with meaningful assessment
      • Community Service


Download the MYP Programme

The IB Diploma Programme is a two year pre-university curriculum, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 18. It leads to a qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities.

The Diploma Programme prepares students for university and encourages them to:

      • Ask challenging questions
      • Learn how to learn using the IB Approaches to Learning
      • Develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture
      • Develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures
      • Flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically
      • Explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique theory of knowledge course

Download the DP Programme

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success.

They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them.

Each of the IB’s programmes is committed to the development of students according to the IB learner profile.

The profile aims to develop learners who are:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective