What is the IB Programme?
IB Stands for International Baccalaureate. The IB programme is a unique educational choice for students as it focuses on more than the academic acquisition of information and skills and attempts to develop the whole person.
The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is a non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland whose mission statement below outlines their educational goals.
The Mission of the IBO
"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."*
IBO Offers 4 Different Certificates
|PYP Programme||MYP Programme||DP Programme||CRC Programme|
|Primary Years Programme||Middle Years Programme||Diploma Programme||Career Related Certificate|
|Ages 3-12||Ages 11-16||Ages 16-19||Ages 16-19|
IB Skill Set- MYP
|Learner Profile |
|Approaches To Learning|
|10 Character Profiles that teachers promote through the design of activities carried out in class.|
(See Learner Profile Chart Below)
|5 Skill Sets that are promoted through designing lessons to teach:|
* Thinking Skills