WHAT IS AN IB EDUCATION?
The IB continuum of international education for 3 to 19 year olds is unique because of its academic and personal rigor. We challenge students to excel in their studies and in their personal growth. We aim to inspire a quest for learning throughout life that is marked by enthusiasm and empathy.
The IB aspires to help schools develop well-rounded students with character who respond to challenges with optimism and an open-mind, are confident in their own identities, make ethical decisions, join with others in celebrating our common humanity and are prepared to apply what they learn in real-world, complex and unpredictable situations.
The IB offers high-quality programs of international education that share a powerful vision. Informed by the values described in the learner profile, an IB education:
· focuses on learners - the IB’s student-centered programs promote healthy relationships, ethical responsibility and personal challenge
· develops effective approaches to teaching and learning – IB programs help students to develop the attitudes and skills they need for both academic and personal success
· works within global contexts - IB programs increase understanding of languages and cultures, and explore globally significant ideas and issues
· explores significant content - IB programs offer a curriculum that is broad and balanced, conceptual and connected.
IB LEARNERS STRIVE TO become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective. These attributes represent a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond intellectual development and academic success.
Education is an act of hope in the face of an always-uncertain future. An IB education calls forth the very best in students and educators alike. The IB believes that together we can help to prepare students for living and working in a complex, highly interconnected world.