My son is a sixth-grader at All Saints Episcopal Day School in Hoboken, and I am writing to highlight the school’s recent authorization as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme World School. It’s an incredible accomplishment within this community.
IB is an internationally recognized program of study that is offered by elite schools around the world. The program emphasizes intellectual challenge and develops creative, critical, and reflective thinkers. Research has shown that students in an IB Middle Years Programme outperform non-IB students in crucial academic skills.
As a former IB student, I can certainly attest to its academic rigor — and I am thrilled to have my son immersed in such a program. I feel it’s important that other families in Hoboken realize this academic gem within our Mile Square City.
I asked my son recently what he thought of the IB program. He said there is a lot of homework, but he is learning by doing and really likes it. He noted that teachers use hands-on activities to help him connect what he’s learning in the classroom to the larger world. As a parent, that is wonderful to hear. I can tell that my son is engaged and building confidence through the IB program.
I have no doubt that the IB Middle Years Programme at All Saints is preparing my son for high school and beyond. Imagine this: every day after school my son comes home and works quietly at the dinner table until his assignments are done. All Saints has taught him to take responsibility of his own education. We’ve never had to nag him about doing homework, not once. He manages his own learning. That’s amazing, if you ask me.