THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE®(IB) CURRICULUM
THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE® MISSION
"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."
"The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a global leader in international education — developing inquiring, knowledgeable, confident, and caring young people. Our programmes empower school-aged students to take ownership in their own learning and help them develop future-ready skills to make a difference and thrive in a world that changes fast."
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a nonprofit foundation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and founded in 1968.There are currently over 4,000 IB schools worldwide. Schools offering the IB curriculum undergo a rigorous authorisation process and are regularly evaluated by an IB team.
THE IB LEARNER PROFILE
THE IB PROGRAMMES
Students at International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Schools are given a unique, challenging and diverse education.
IB learners are:
encouraged to think critically and solve complex problems
drive their own learning
a core part in educational programmes that can lead them to some of the highest-ranking universities around the world
more culturally aware through the development of a second language
able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers a continuum of international education through four challenging, high quality educational programmes to students aged 3 to 19.
Primary Years Programme (PYP)
The PYP marks the start of a lifelong journey. It develops caring and culturally aware children aged 3 – 12 to become active participants in their own learning.
Age range: 3-12 | First offered:1997
Middle Years Programme (MYP)
Building a solid academic foundation, the MYP develops students’ confidence in managing their own learning and making connections between their learning in the classroom and the real world.
Age range: 11-16 | First offered:1994
Diploma Programme (DP)
A future-ready programme that builds students’ inquiring mindset, fosters their desire to learn, and prepares them to excel at their careers and lead meaningful lives.
Age range: 16-19 | First offered:1968
Career-related Programme (DP)
A unique programme for students in their final school years. It equips them with future-ready skills and prepares them to follow their career pathways—combining academic subjects with their own professional interests.
Age range: 16-19 | First offered: 2012