Our Secondary cycle opened its doors in 2015-2016 and has been authorized for the Middle Years Programme of International Baccalaureate becoming part of an international community and sharing the values and objectives of IB organisation.
Our goal is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who will help to create a better and more peaceful world. The school’s educational philosophy is based on the four foundational and interrelated elements that are central to all IB programmes.
Promotion of International mindedness: Students in our school are encouraged to be open to the world and they are given opportunities to reflect on their own culture and identities, as well as those of others. International mindedness in our school is facilitated by the presence of several different nationalities of students.
Development of the IB learner profile attributes: Through the development of these attitudes we seek to empower young people for a lifetime of learning, both independently and in collaboration with others. We strongly believe in the holistic nature of IB education and we focus on students’ social, emotional, and physical well-being, along with cognitive development.
Offering a broad, balanced, conceptual and connected curriculum: We offer our students access to a broad and balanced range of academic studies making connections of their learning to the real world.
Approaches to teaching and learning: In our school teaching is based on inquiry and focused on effective work and collaboration aiming to help our students develop among others, thinking, self-management, social and communication skills.
The Governing Body in our school shares the aims and the objectives of the IB philosophy. The school ensures that all members of the school community, teachers, students, and parents understand and share the values of the IB philosophy.
OTR International School was accepted as a candidate school for the MYP in October 2018 aspiring to become an IB world school and join the network of schools developing multilingual students who are able to think critically, to take responsibility of their own learning and who will build a better world through mutual understanding and respect. Students are motivated to take an active role in school and in community. The quality and the philosophy of education offered by IB meet the needs of the multilingual families in Luxembourg and, in case of moving, it will offer to our students’ access to other IB Schools worldwide allowing them to continue their studies in the same academic environment. OTR International School has been authorized in 2020 becoming an IB World School.
Located in Luxembourg City, the school puts emphasis on language learning; English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese. Other languages, including the language of the host country, Luxembourgish, are offered as extracurricular activities.