International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit organization that serves students from ages 3-19 around the world. There are more than 4,000 IB schools is the world with more than 1,700 in the United States. The IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to success and build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.

The IB curricular framework:

  • Encourages students to think critically and consider multiple perspectives 
  • Promotes language development and multilingual students 
  • Uses best practices from data-based research to best support teaching and student learning
  • Provides a flexible framework so schools can meet local, state, and national requirements

For general information about the IB, visit www.ibo.org.

IB Mission Statement

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.