The International Baccalaureate 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.” (IBO)
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a rigorous program of study that is recognized by universities around the world. It is intended to prepare students academically in six subject areas as well as aid in their personal development before they leave high school to attend college.
The International Baccalaureate Career Programme is a rigorous program of study that allows students to prepare for the academic rigors of college while also allowing them to explore a career pathway about which they are passionate. Career studies are combined with up to four IB Diploma subjects as well as personal development to provide a exceptional preparation for college, work, or both.
Benefits of the completing the IB Programme
Favored admission status for college
Possibility of earning college credits
Learning to think critically rather than simply memorize
Different types of assessment – performance, oral communication, and written
Learning to overcome difficult challenges
Development of superior organizational and study skills
Application of academic knowledge to real-life issues
Community engagement and awareness
Cultivate skills of self-reflection