International Baccalaureate

IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring you 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. 
 
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT IB?
  • IB programs are recognized around the world and ensure an increased adaptability and mobility for IB students.
  • The curriculum focus on international perspectives of learning and teaching, while insisting that student fully explore their home culture and language.
  • IB World Schools must undergo an exhaustive authorization process in order to offer one or more of the programs.
  • IB teachers participate in a wide variety of professional development opportunities to constantly update their knowledge and share their expertise with colleagues around the world.
  • Many students graduating from the diploma program find that it enhances their opportunities to post-secondary institutions.
  • The core components of IB programs encourage students to participate in creative and service-oriented activities, while at the same time emphasizing the importance of reflection on a personal and academic level.

IB Learner Profile

IB Learners strive to be:
 
INQUIRERS:  lThey develop their natural curiosity, acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning.
 
KNOWLEDGEABLE: They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
 
THINKERS: They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
 
COMMUNICATORS: They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
 
PRINCIPLED: They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities.
 
OPEN-MINDED: They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities.
 
CARING: They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others.   They act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
 
RISK-TAKERS: They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies.  They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
 
BALANCED: They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
 
REFLECTIVE: They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.
 


Last Modified on February 6, 2015