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Maya Kogan-Elias, Director of Admissions |

Life in school naturally brings international understanding and respect for one another. The International Baccalaureate Program (IB) ( is taught in English. EMIS is an authorized IB World School. These schools share a common philosophy; a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that EMIS believes is important for our students. We have developed, in partnership with Tel Aviv University and the renowned Israeli high-tech industry, a unique extracurricular program to provide all students with entrepreneurial skills. Additionally, all students create or join an entrepreneurial project, whether it be individually or in a group, with a focus on social, business or both, to be completed throughout the two year course. We believe in providing our students with the education and tools that will enable them to make their dreams a reality in any area they choose; be it the arts, science, business or social change. Environmental studies are a dominant field of our education with special emphasis on learning about the deserts and arid zones prevalent in our region. We are partnered with Tel Aviv University Porter School for Environmental Studies to offer our students a unique, cutting-edge academic and practical experience. The region’s rich history that dates back to the beginning of civilization sets the base for history and religious and language studies. Community service is also an integral part of life on campus and aims to merge the students with local communities in neighboring Israeli and Palestinian communities.

The IB Diploma Programme

EMIS offers a range of IB Diploma Programme (DP) courses in Grades 11 and 12 that allow students to plan a track of study best suited to their individual strengths, interests, and goals. In implementing the exceptional curriculum of the IBDP, our experienced international faculty members support all learners and their specific learning styles. The combination of Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) courses along with the considerable latitude available in choosing an Extended Essay topic, allows each student to focus in-depth on mathematics, humanities or sciences. At the same time, the student enjoys the benefits of a broad-based liberal arts education. During the two years of the Diploma Programme, students have ample opportunity to review their work, knowledge, and skills with their teachers prior to internal and external assessments. A range of practice tests and assessments prepare students for externally graded examinations in their final year.

Hakfar Hayarok (Hebrew for The Green Village) is a youth village and an education center. Within short driving distance from Tel Aviv.

The IB learner Profile

The IB learner profile is 10 attributes which translate the IB mission to the learning process the schools apply for their students. All IB students strive to achieve these attributes during their learning process and beyond. The IB teaches lifelong skills and qualities, to create skilled and responsible individuals with a considerable role in society.


Course offerings

Students choose one course from each of six groups during their years in the Diploma Programme (DP1 and DP2). Students study three courses at the Standard Level (typically 150 teaching hours) and three at the Higher Level (240 hours), which provides the flexibility to delve deeply into each student’s strongest subjects, while providing a broad base of knowledge. Students may choose either an Arts subject from group 6, or a second subject from Groups 1 to 5. Students study and take examinations in English.

Course groups

• Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature (Arabic, Hebrew, English or

• Group 2 : English B (HL), Spanish Ab Initio (SL), French Ab Initio (SL) Russian AB Initio (SL)

• Group 3: Economics (HL&SL), Global Politics (HL&SL), Social & Cultural Anthropology- HL only, Environmental Systems & Societies (SL)

• Group 4: Biology (HL&SL), Physics (HL&SL), Environmental Systems and Societies (SL), Chemistry (HL&SL), Computer Science (HL&SL)

• Group 5: Math Analysis & Approaches  (HL & SL), Math Applications & Interpretations (SL & HL)

• Group 6: Visual Art HL, Dance (HL & SL)

• * HL – Higher Level / * SL – Standard Level

In addition to disciplinary and interdisciplinary study, the Diploma Programme features three core elements that broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.

Unique Features

The Diploma Programme has three other unique features:

Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is an interdisciplinary course designed to stimulate critical thinking and reflection. It challenges students to question the bases of knowledge, be aware of bias, and learn to analyse the evidence used in presenting an argument.
Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) encourage students to involve themselves beyond the curriculum in the arts, athletics and service to others. Over the two-year Diploma Programme, students involve themselves in the three CAS areas, developing and sharing their energies and talents while they learn to work cooperatively.
The Extended Essay is a 4,000-word essay that all IB Diploma Programme students write on a topic of special interest drawn from their studies. With the guidance of an advisor, each student conducts independent research, prepares her ideas and organizes material for her essay. The skills and techniques honed in creating the Extended Essay provide a valuable foundation for university.

Assessment in the diploma program

A key feature of the International Baccalaureate is its emphasis on criterion-based assessment of performance. All examinations held in Grade 12, at the end of the two-year Diploma Programme, are graded externally by IB examiners. Grades are awarded on a scale of one to seven, with seven being the highest.

In addition to their exam grades, students may receive up to three bonus points for combined performance in the Theory of Knowledge course and the Extended Essay. An International Baccalaureate Diploma is awarded to students who graduate with at least 24 points, up to a maximum of 45 points.

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