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What is an IB Education? - Video links about the Program


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What Is IB?

Help us spread the word through art and technology!

Fun activity to create over the winter break.

Choose one of the IB Learner Profile attributes from the list above and  create one of the following items to help promote the IB Learner Profile at Jefferson:

Turn it in by January 10, 2019.

Turn it into your teacher or email or electronically share with Mrs. Ferreira/

For more information see flyer that went home. 


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.

Jefferson IB

Jefferson Elementary educates each student to become a life-long learner.  Through the International Baccalaureate program, we nurture and inspire multilingual, respectful, global citizens to lead and create positive change.


Our students are active participants in their education. They are encouraged to ask questions and take responsibility in their learning process. Our teachers work in a collaborative environment, enhancing the thematic topic of study with art, music, world language, technology, physical education and real-world scenarios. Contact our front office to learn more!

 Every month students will put on a performance to teach a  school-wide focus on the IB Programme in order to build understanding as well as take action in their personal 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.


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.

IB Learner Profile - Internationally-Minded



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
Enthusiasm enjoying learning
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