Mission & Philosophy


The mission of the World Academy of Tirana (WAT) is to cultivate internationally-minded students who connect their acquired knowledge to action in the real world. Our goal is to inspire children to become active, compassionate, lifelong learners who can relate harmoniously with other people and cultures.

WAT offers an international curriculum, through the medium of English, to children of many nationalities. The school community consists of the students, teaching and support staff, administration, parents, and the Board of Governors.


Our school philosophy aligns closely with the IB philosophy in providing a caring environment where everyone involved with the school, including parents, staff and students, has an important role in creating a community of learners.

Healthy relationships and effective communication between all members of the community promote successful learning as do the values we uphold as part of an IB community. The IB learner Profile guides all that we do: We are inquirers, risk-takers, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, knowledgeable, balanced, and reflective.

We believe that learning is personal as each student is unique in his or her own interests, aptitudes and learning styles.

We believe that all children can learn and that the needs of each individual ought to be met so that each student has opportunities to excel.

Internationally-minded people are those who strive to learn about the values and beliefs of their own culture so that they can better understand those found in their host country and elsewhere in the world. Internationally-minded people are world citizens who seek out commonalities and also appreciate differences between cultures so that they can bridge cultural divides and help create a more peaceful world.