International Baccalaureate 101. Think Globally; Act Locally; Expand Personally. What is IB?. Core values. Mission. Legal status.
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The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Motivated by a missionWe aim to create a betterworld through education
PartnershipsWe achieve our goals byworking together
QualityWe value our reputation for high standards
ParticipationWe actively involve our stakeholders
International mindednessWe embrace diversity
The IB is a non-profit making Swiss Foundation registered in 1968. The activities of the organization are determined by an Act of Foundation approved by the Swiss authorities.
IB learners strive to be:
The attributes of the learner profile express the values inherent to the IB continuum of international education: these are values that should infuse all elements of the three programmes and, therefore, the culture and ethos of all IB World Schools.
IB programmes promote the education of the whole person, emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth through all domains of knowledge.
IB mission statement
Introduced in 1997
For ages 3-12
Schools must offer the PYP as an inclusive programme for all students
Introduced in 1994
for ages 11-16
Schools are strongly encouraged to implement the MYP as an inclusive programme for all students
Introduced in 1969 for
Schools may implement the DP as an inclusive programme for all students or identified students
Programme standards and practices
IB learner profile
The IB continuum inception
The MYP is:
for students aged 11 to 16
a framework of academic challenge
8 subject groups, plus personal project in the final year
taught in any language
The MYP encourages students to:
understand the connections between subjects through interdisciplinary learning
understand the connections between subjects and the real world
become critical and reflective thinkers
Year 2 Texts
Internal Assessment (30%)