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Sage International Schools are free public charter schools offering students in K-12th grades a free, public education modeled on the globally renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) framework. Our inquiry-based model creates caring and curious students who ask questions and are equipped to solve big problems.

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The International Baccalaureate at Sage International

Sage International School Boise is an authorized ‘International Baccalaureate World School’ for IB’s Primary Years Programme (K-5), Middle Years Programme (6-10), Diploma Programme (11-12) and Career Programme (11-12). Sage International School Middleton is authorized by the IB for the Primary Years Programme (K-5) and is currently a candidate for the Middle Years Programme (6-10).

Our IB curriculum offers a unique educational experience designed to create passionate world citizens that engage locally and globally. IB challenges and motivates students academically and personally. IB inspires a lifelong quest for learning, infused with enthusiasm and empathy. In addition to supporting academic development, IB addresses students’ social, emotional, and physical well-being through the IB Learner Profile.

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IB Programmes at Sage

Sage International Boise is an authorized ‘International Baccalaureate World School’ for IB’s Primary Years Programme (K-5), Middle Years Programme (6-10), Diploma Programme (11-12) and Career Programme (11-12). It is one of only three public schools in the country to offer the full, K-12 IB World School curriculum.

Sage International Middleton is on the same track, as an IB Authorized world school for the Primary Years Programme, and is currently a Candidate School* for the Middle Years Programme.

Grades K-5 at Boise and Middleton Campuses

Primary Years Programme

Sage International obtained its IB World School authorization for the Primary Years Programme (PYP – K-5th grades) in 2012. In strengthening and implementing Sage International’s PYP curriculum, our team draws on a wealth of knowledge and experience from IB World Schools around the globe to create a relevant, challenging, 21st century educational framework.

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Grades 6-10 at Boise and soon at the Middleton Campus

Middle Years Programme

Sage International’s IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a holistic framework of inquiry learning that encourages students to become creative, critical & reflective thinkers.  This inclusive programme emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging all students ages 11-16 (grades 6-10) to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects & the real world.   The MYP encourages students to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways, take active responsibility for their own learning and reflect on how, what and why they are learning.

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Grades 11-12 at Boise and soon at the Middleton Campus

Diploma Programme

Sage International’s IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. Sage International requires students to study at least two languages, which leads to effective participation in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global society.

Designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical well-being of students, the Diploma Programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.

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Grades 11-12 at Boise and in the future at the Middleton Campus

Career-related Programme

Sage’s IB Career Programme (CP) is a two-year endeavor beginning in 11th grade and continues through graduation. During their high school career, CP students complete all coursework required to obtain their Idaho Diploma while also completing IB-specific coursework. In addition, during the 11th grade, CP students learn the personal and professional skills (PPS) needed to be successful in the workplace. The IB curriculum for this course includes extensive study and practical application of: Business Essentials; Intercultural Understanding; Communication; Thinking Processes; and Ethics. Sage’s 11th grade PPS curriculum also includes an entrepreneurial unit, which focuses on the creation of a product or service, and all of the various skills and components that go into starting a business.

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Sage International Middleton is a Candidate School* for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Forge International believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no