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Pre-DP Program

The Pre-DP program at EMIS is a one-year program for students in grade 10 who aspire to join the IB Diploma Program in years 11 and 12. It is a skill-based program that develops a variety of approaches to learning for each student such as thinking, communication, self-management, research, and social skills. (...)

Pre-DP Program

The Pre-DP program at EMIS is a one-year program who aspire to join the IB Diploma Program in years 11 and 12. It is a skill-based program that develops a variety of learning approaches for each student such as thinking, communication, self-management, research, and social skills.

Each course teaches key concepts and provides experiential learning opportunities for each learner. Experienced IB teachers design each course and use a personalized approach to help support a growth mindset and develop self-efficacy in each student.

All subjects are taught in English, and students are encouraged to develop their English language proficiency with an individualized approach. In every course of the Pre-DP program, students will work collaboratively with their peers from all over the world, and in doing so, develop intercultural understanding and respect.

Students live on campus, interact with peers from over 50 countries, with diverse cultures, religions, and world views and take part in the unique social and academic opportunities EMIS offers. This environment promotes tolerance, cross-cultural understanding, and empathy, which complements the academically challenging courses offered at EMIS. Passing the IB Diploma Program is conditional and based upon the end-of-year exams of the Pre-DP program, overall performance and effort, and, ultimately the decision of the pedagogy team.

Curriculum - Course Offerings

All Pre-DP EMIS students take a total of 6 academic courses in our one-year program.  All students take one Math course and one English course as key preparatory work for the IBDP. Upon arrival at EMIS, placement tests for both Math and English help us allocate learners to the best-fit model for each learner in these core subjects.  Students also choose 4 out of the 6 courses offered from both sciences and humanities for their elective academic program. Each student must choose at least one from either the sciences or humanities course. This allows for more specialization and focuses according to each individualized learner’s interests.
On top of this, two other courses will be also required of students.  The first course is Mission Class which develops their changemaker capabilities.  The second course is a semester of Arabic language and culture and a semester of Hebrew language and culture helping ground them in the geographic and cultural context in which they live.  Both of these courses help our Pre-DP learners develop a stronger alignment with our school mission to make education a force for peace and sustainability in the Middle East.

All students will take either a Math Core or Math Advanced course. Upon arrival, a placement exam will determine which level is appropriate for each student. 

All students will take either an English Core, English Intermediate, or English Literature course.

All of our courses include the development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing English skills. Upon arrival, a placement exam will determine which level is appropriate for each student. 

This course will focus upon concepts from biology and chemistry, including cell and atom theory, Human physiology, genetics, chemical bonding & reactions, biochemistry, & organic chemistry, as well as environmental science and specifically the impact of the environment on the human body and society.  

This course will focus upon concepts from physics including kinematics, and electricity. Students will use scientific data tracking and practice data analysis. 

This course offers an initial introduction to simple game design and then develops further into developing coding and programming outside of a set gamified environment.  

This is an interdisciplinary course that allows students with no previous background in the sciences to explore the interrelationships between environmental systems and societies. It combines awareness of local and global environmental concerns with an understanding of the scientific methods and allows students to evaluate the scientific, ethical, and socio-political aspects of pressing environmental issues.

This course will offer students who are interested two different subjects each lasting for one semester. In the first semester the Philosophy class explores the driving question of what it means to be human? and will look at different thinkers and theories through time providing a variety of viewpoints on important philosophical issues. In the second semester, the History class will begin with individual history, expand to larger community and national histories, and finally explore the Israeli Palestinian conflict using a dual narrative approach.

This course is designed for students who are curious about the contemporary world and want to explore a variety of political themes from different societies and the political issues that affect their lives. The course explores the concepts of power, sovereignty, legitimacy, peace, and violence through a case study approach.  

This course will help develop the changemaker capacities of each student and will help them integrate a stronger alignment with our school mission. 

These courses both last one semester and explore both linguistic and cultural elements of the two rich identity groupings that make the Middle East so special and unique. 

All students will be required to participate in the same CAS program on offer to our IBDP Students and choose a creative pursuit, such as dance or art, an athletic activity, such as sports and fitness, or a service.