The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student.

The four programmes offered for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

Founded in 1968, IBO currently work with 3 676 schools in 146 countries to develop and offer four challenging programmes to over 1 139 000 students aged 3 to 19 years.

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.

 

The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. We believe these attributes, and others like them, can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national and global communities.

IB learners strive to be:

   inquirers        knowledgeable

   thinkers         communicators

   principled      open-minded

   caring            risk-takers

   balanced        reflective

Read the full IB learner profile (174 kB, PDF)

 

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