The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) was established in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland. The IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. The IB programme is currently available at 3,900 schools in 147 countries. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners.
The IBO is an internationally recognized, academic program that emphasizes critical thinking in a global context.
The IB Primary Years Programme (IB/PYP) is designed for students age 3 to 12. It focuses on developing the whole child by encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic development.
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.
IB Learner Profile
Inquirer: Acquires skills for purposeful, constructive research
Thinker: Applies thinking skills critically and creatively to solve complex problems
Communicator: Receives and expresses ideas in more than one language including the language of mathematical symbols
Risk-taker: Approaches unfamiliar situations with confidence
Knowledgeable: Explores themes which have global relevance and importance
Principled: Displays integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness and justice
Caring: Develops a sense of personal commitment to action and service
Open-minded: Respects the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures and is accustomed to seeking and considering a range of points of view
Balanced: Understands physical, mental and personal well-being
Reflective: Analyzes own strength and weaknesses
The Primary Years Programme
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International Baccalaureate Attitudes
We want our students to develop:
|Appreciation||appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people|
|Commitment||being committed to their learning, persevering and showing self-discipline and responsibility|
|Confidence||feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices|
|Cooperation||cooperating, collaborating and leading or following as the situation demands|
|Creativity||being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas|
|Curiosity||being curious about the nature of learning and of the world, its people and cultures|
|Empathy||imaginatively projecting themselves into another's situation, in order to understand his/her thoughts, reasoning and emotions|
|Independence||thinking and acting independently, making their own judgements based on reasoned principles and being able to defend their judgements|
|Integrity||having integrity and a firm sense of fairness and honesty|
|Respect||respecting themselves, others and the world around them|
|Tolerance||feeling sensitivity towards differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others|