The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is a non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland whose mission statement below outlines their education goals.
“Through comprehensive and balanced curricula coupled with challenging assessments, the International Baccalaureate Organisation aims to assist schools in their endeavors to develop the individual talents of young people and teach them to relate the experience of the classroom to the realities of the world outside. Beyond intellectual rigour and high academic standards, strong emphasis is placed on the ideals of international understanding and responsible citizenship, to the end that International Baccalaureate students may become critical an compassionate thinkers, lifelong learners and informed participants in local and world affairs, conscious of the shared humanity that binds all people together while respecting the variety of cultures and attitudes that makes for the richness of life.”
International Baccalaureate/ Middle Years Program
The program focuses on relating the content of the classroom curricula to the realities of the world outside.
The program accentuates the interrelatedness of the various curriculum disciplines thus advancing a holistic view of knowledge.
The program stresses the importance of communication skills, research skills, responsible citizenship and intercultural awareness.