As an International Baccalaureate World School, the KFA is committed to developing “inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect”.

In practice, this means that we try to develop in our pupils

–       an understanding of the value of diversity in all its aspects;

–       an awareness and pride in one’s personal faith, cultural or national identity while developing empathy for people of other faiths, cultures and nationalities,

–       an open-minded attitude towards learning,

–       a willingness to collaborate with others to create a community of learners while recognizing that individuals can make responsible choices and take actions  that will change the world for the better.

At the heart of all IB programmes is the IB Learner Profile which characterises successful learners as:

Enquirers: always looking for answers even when there are none, always finding ways to conduct successful and constructive research.

Reflectors: taking pride in not only the product or the final outcome but in the process that led to it.

Critical thinkers: knowing always that there are multiple sides to every story, statement and “fact”.

Communicators: believing that dialogue is the way, and always capable of expressing their view confidently and openly.

Risk-takers: showing confidence in approaching the unfamiliar.

Knowledgeable: always striving to be aware of what is going on in the world around, seeking knowledge through experience and study; always approaching the body of knowledge as an endless expanse of space where they can roam freely.

Principled: applying themselves to the task at hand with a strong sense of moral responsibility, integrity, honesty and justice.

Well-balanced: rejecting what is extreme in all that they do; always aware that moderation is a great virtue.

Caring: showing responsibility in all that they do (be that towards things, people or abstract notions)

Open-minded: aware that opinion and perspective are highly subjective and showing respect to the views, values and belief systems of others.

Committed: to their identity, religion and belief system, yet always in dialogue with those who do not subscribe to the same values.