What is an IB Education?
The IB mission statement demonstrates the International Baccalaureate Organization’s commitment to the development of an all-round, internationally educated global citizen:
"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."
Throughout the IB program continuum, students develop approaches to learning skills and the attributes of the IB learner profile. They are challenged to think critically, and to learn in a flexible environment. IB students take responsibility for their own learning, and understand how knowledge itself is constructed. IB students are encouraged to
- ask challenging questions,
- think critically,
- learn across disciplines,
- and develop research skills need to help them in higher education.