The IB Encourages Critical Thinking

Inquisitiveness and interpretation are hallmarks of an IB education. St. Timothy’s students learn to look beyond the facts, to analyze sources, link one subject to another and question the consensus.

A 2012 study of IB Diploma students in Chicago found strong academic skills, especially related to analytical writing. Leading thinkers like author and professor Howard Gardner have identified the ability to reflect and critique as vital to effective 21st-century learning.
Chartered in 1832, St. Timothy's School is a private boarding and day school for girls in grades 9 through 12, located in Stevenson, Maryland. St. Timothy's offers the world-renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (DP) for grades 11 and 12, and Middle Years Program (MYP) for grades 9 and 10.