International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

SAINT JUDE CATHOLIC SCHOOL, in its commitment to provide quality and relevant education, has embarked on a new journey that has catapulted its educational standards to greater heights – the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). As the school braves the challenges and curricular innovations that an international curriculum entails, it has managed to integrate its own vision, mission, and core values to this new programme. Thus, creating a premium and challenging education for the Judenites. Here is a glimpse of what the SJCS IBDP is all about.

SJCS IBDP Cohort 3 Scholarship Recipients

What is IBDP?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a comprehensive and balanced two-year pre-university curriculum that caters to students aged 16–19. It is one of the three international programs handled by the International Baccalaureate® (IB), 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 prepare them for what lies ahead. At the heart of the IBDP are its core components –  Creativity, Activity, and 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.


Recognized in 90 countries in over 3,000 colleges and 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 unique learning experience manifested through the breadth and depth of knowledge, and skills gained in the programme which brings education into a whole new light. IB graduates love to learn, and that profound love for learning translates into international minded and life-long independent thinkers and learners who embody the IB learner profile and are able to think independently as they become more culturally aware in their engagement with people in this rapidly changing, globalized world

Studies in Language and Literature

English A: Language and 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


Biology HL/SL

Chemistry HL/SL

Computer Science HL/SL

Design Technology HL/SL

Physics HL/SL


Analysis and Approaches HL/SL

Applications and Interpretation HL/SL

The Arts

Theatre HL/SL

Visual Arts HL/SL

Core Subjects

Creativity, Activity, Service

Extended Essay

Theory of Knowledge

Modular Subjects



Values Education

Mrs. Genalyn D. Alfonso, LPT, MA

Diploma Programme Coordinator

Group 6: Theatre

Core: Extended Essay

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

Assistant Diploma Programme Coordinator 

Core: Creativity, Activity, Service

Ms. Cyrene T. Garcia, LPT

Group 1: English A: Language and Literature

Core: Extended Essay

Mrs. Yang-Wu Xiuxiu, MA

Group 2: Language B: Chinese

Year 1 Modular Chinese

Mr. Fei Hong Bin, MA

Group 2: Language B: Chinese

Year 2 Modular Chinese

Señor Juan Felipe O. Chojolan, MA

Group 2: Spanish ab initio

Mr. Elsewhere Rial S. Perez, MBA

Group 3: Business Management

Mr. Raymundo M. Obaña II, LPT

Group 3: History

Ms. Audrey Shane T. Dionida, RPm

Group 3: Psychology

Core: Creativity, Activity, Service

Cognitive Behavioral Program

Year 1 Adviser

Mrs. Bernardita S. Bautista, LPT

Group 4: Chemistry

Group 5: Mathematics

Mr. Russel Glenn C. Odi, LPT

Group 4: Design Technology

Group 5: Mathematics

Mr. Dave Arthur R. Robledo, LPT, MST

Group 4: Biology and Physics

Year 2 Adviser

Mr. Howell O. Martinez

Group 4: Computer Science

IDr. Sara Ysabel R. Balajadia

Group 4: Design Technology

Ms. Jasmin Elena B. Orolfo, LPT, MST

Group 4: Physics

Ms. Thelma R. Mendez, LPT, MA

Group 5: Mathematics

Ms. Eunice Mariefranz L. Ching

Group 6: Visual Arts

Mr. Anthony M. de Lara, LPT, MA

Core: Theory of Knowledge

Modular Values Education

Ms. Kimberly A. Billones, LPT

Modular Filipino

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