It is an honour to announce that Dehong Beijing International Chinese School is officially an IB World School and will offer the diploma programme. Our first cohort of Grade 11 students will undertake the two-year programme beginning in September 2022. We would like to thank the school’s leadership team, administrative team, all teachers, parents, students involved for their support throughout the authorization process. The IB visiting team appreciated that the entire school community demonstrated understanding and commitment to the IB diploma programme. The IBDP is recognized across the world for its innovative approach to education placing an equal focus on academics and other, transferable skills, in order to best prepare students for success beyond school – Due to the concept-based nature of the IB, Dehong students will be able to apply these knowledge and transferable skills to any real life situation, going well beyond the classroom and helping them succeed in the future, both in their local and global communities.