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Our story

This school was created on October 30, 1997 by Mr. Steve Mbikayi. It was first known as the Cartesian College of Kinshasa, CCK. Having opened itself completely to internationalism, she became the international bilingual school the Cartesian. She is currently recognized by the international school association "ISA", the society of the international schools of the International Baccalaureate of Quebec and La Francophonie SEBIQ and by the international baccalaureate organization "IOB" (International Baccalaureate Organization)

Our mission

The EIB the Cartesian is engaged in training the real citizens of the world. Teaching programs aim to train the mind and body. Thus, students are altruistic, tolerant, multicultural, respectful of each other, have a strong intellectual background and are able to contribute to the evolution of our world.

Our philosophy and educational value

The EIB the Cartesian is a school concerned with the integral formation of children. It offers educational programs for their integration into society, based on humanistic values. In collaboration with parents, it allows them to evolve in a secure family climate. It offers a personalized education, guaranteed by small classes and high availability of teachers, a qualified faculty, stable and dedicated. Capacity building sessions are set up for teachers. They are all able to teach students how to affirm their cultural identity and at the same time be open to the world. This philosophy is aligned with that of the IB, in order to comply with the mission statement of the organization

Social and civic skills

This is the implementation of a real civic path of the student, consisting of values, knowledge, practices and behaviors whose purpose is to promote an effective and constructive participation in the future social and professional life to exercise one's freedom in full awareness of the rights of others, to refuse violence. For this, students will have to learn to differentiate between universal principles (Human Rights), rules of the rule of law (law) and social practices (civility). It is also about developing a sense of belonging to the DRC, to Africa, while respecting the diversity of everyone's choices and personal options. From the kindergarten section, the school prepares the learners to live well together through the gradual appropriation of the rules of the collective life (See in appendix, the various policies of the school).