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 (elective)

Theatre HL/SL

Visual Arts HL/SL

Core Subjects

Creativity, Activity, Service

Extended Essay

Theory of Knowledge

Modular Subjects



Values Education

Diploma Programme Coordinator

Mrs. Genalyn D. Alfonso, LPT, MA

Assistant Diploma Programme Coordinator

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

Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature

Ms. Cyrene T. Garcia, LPT

Group 2: Language Acquisition

Mr. Juan Felipe Chojolan, MA

Mr. Fei Hong Bin, MA

Mrs. Yang-Wu Xiu Xiu, MA

Group 3: Individuals and Societies

Ms. Audrey Shane T. Dionida, RPm

Mr. Raymundo M. Obaña, II, LPT

Mr. Elsewhere Rial  S. Perez, MBA

Group 4: Sciences

Mrs. Bernardita S. Bautista, LPT

Mr. Hans Daniel V. de Castro

Mr. Dave Arthur R. Robledo, LPT, MST

IDr. Sara Ysabel R. Balajadia

Mr. Howell O. Martinez

Group 5: Mathematics

Mrs. Bernardita S. Bautista, LPT

Ms. Thelma R. Mendez, LPT, MA

Group 6: The Arts

Mrs. Genalyn D. Alfonso, LPT, MA

Ms. Eunice Mariefranz L. Ching

The Core

Creativity, Activity, Service

Mr. Rommel A. Villas, LPT, MA

Extended Essay

Mrs. Genalyn D. Alfonso, LPT, MA

Ms. Cyrene T. Garcia, LPT

Theory of Knowledge

Mr. Anthony M. de Lara, LPT, MA

Mr. Kenneth E. Rayco, LPT, MA

Modular Subjects


Mr. Fei Hong Bin, MA


Ms. Kimberly A. Billones, LPT

Values Education

Mr. Anthony de Lara, LPT, MA

Mr. Rommel A. Villas, LPT, MA

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