International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

SAINT JUDE CATHOLIC SCHOOL, in its commitment to render quality and relevant education to its students, is embarking on a new journey that will surely catapult its educational standards to greater heights – the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) accreditation. As the school braves the challenges and curricular innovations that an international curriculum entails, here is a glimpse of what the IBDP is all about.


Recognized in 75 countries in over 2000 universities around the world
Direct acceptance in universities without having to take entrance examinations
Possible university scholarships to IBDP graduates including 58 colleges and universities in the U.S.

Top universities in the country such as the University of the Philippines (UP), Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU), De La Salle University (DSLU), and the University of Santo Tomas (UST) accept IB graduates and grant course credits. More than all these, the greatest benefit that the IBDP can offer each learner is the one of a kind learning experience which brings education into a whole new light. IB graduates love to learn, and that profound love for learning translates into individuals who are international minded and life-long learners.

What is IBDP?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) is a two-year pre-university curriculum that caters to students aged 16–19. It is one of the three international programs handled by the IBO, the leading provider of internationally recognized academic programs worldwide.

The IBDP requires students to choose courses in each of the six (6) subject groups namely: Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics and The Arts.

Students are to remain in these courses for two (2) years, acquiring a depth of knowledge and a plethora of experiences that prepares them for lies ahead. At the heart of the IBDP are its core components –  Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS), Extended Essay (EE) and Theory of Knowledge (TOK). These three components must be complied with by students to be a bonafide IBDP graduate.

IBDP vis-a-vis Senior High School

Saint Jude Catholic School tackles the K to 12 program with two approaches: the IBDP and the Senior High School. Both curricula provide the students with knowledge and practical skills needed outside the world. IBDP, with its international recognition, offers better opportunities for Judenites to study abroad. It is also more rigorous such that it brings out the potentials of the students, allowing them to become more socially aware individuals.

Saint Jude Catholic School is an IB World School. Being an IB World School means sharing a common philosophy and commitment to high quality, challenging, international education with other highly acclaimed educational institutions in the globe. Saint Jude Catholic School believing in the Judenites’ capabilities to tackle the challenge of the IB curriculum has offered the Diploma Programme since 2016.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate).
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Studies in Language and Literature

English A: Language and Literature HL/SL

English A: Literature HL/SL

Language Acquisition

Chinese B HL/SL

Spanish ab initio

Individuals and Societies

Business Management HL/SL

History HL/SL

Psychology HL/SL

Computer Science HL/SL


Biology HL/SL

Chemistry HL/SL

Design Technology HL/SL

Physics HL/SL


Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches HL/SL

Mathematics: Application and Interpretation HL/SL

The Arts (elective)

Theatre HL/SL

Visual Arts HL/SL

Core Subjects

Creativity, Activity and Service

Extended Essay

Theory of Knowledge

Modular Subjects



Values Education

Program Chair

Mrs. Genalyn D. Alfonso, LPT, MA

Program Coordinator

Ms. Maria Lourdes S. Tiu, MBA, MA Ed

Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature

Ms. Cyrene T. Garcia, LPT

Mr. Joshua Genesis D. Miralles, LPT

Mr. Richard Rillo, LPT, MA [part-time]

Group 2: Language Acquisition

Mr. Fei Hong Bin, MA

Mrs. Yang-Wu Xiu Xiu

Group 3: Individuals and Societies

Ms. Audrey Shane T. Dionida, RPm

Mr. Raymundo M. Obaña II, LPT

Mr. Elsewhere Rial  Perez, MBA [part-time]

Group 4: Sciences

Mrs. Bernardita S. Bautista, LPT

Mr. Dave Arthur R. Robledo, LPT, MST

Ms. Jasmin Elena B.  Orolfo, LPT, MST [part-time]

Mr. Hans Daniel V. de Castro [part-time]

IDr. Sara Ysabel R. Balajadia, PIID [part-time]

Group 5: Mathematics

Mrs. Bernardita S. Bautista, LPT

Ms. Thelma R. Mendez, LPT, MA

Mr. Manuel Tanpoco, LPT, PhD [part-time]

Group 6: The Arts

Mrs. Genalyn D. Alfonso, LPT, MA

Ms. Eunice Mariefranz L. Ching [part-time]

The Core

Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS)

Year 1: Ms. Audrey Shane T. Dionida, RPm

Year 2: Mr. Rommel A. Villas, LPT, MA

Extended Essay

Ms. Cyrene T. Garcia, LPT

Mr. Joshua Genesis D. Miralles, LPT

Mr. Richard Rillo, LPT, MA  [part-time]

Theory of Knowledge (ToK)

Year 1: Mr. Kenneth E. Rayco, LPT, MA

Year 2: Mr. Anthony M. de Lara, LPT, MA

Modular Subjects


Year 2: Mr. Fei Hong Bin, MA

Filipino (Years 1 and 2)

Ms. Kimberly A. Billones, LPT

Values Education (Years 1 and 2)

Mr. Rommel A.Villas, LPT, MA

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