The IB program

The IB program

The IB program

The program is based on the International Baccalaureate Organization’s (IBO) Mission Statement:

The IBO 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 IBO works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. 

The IBO encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Worldwide, the IB Diploma Program is recognised by leading universities for providing the academic challenge required for future university success. 

These are the reasons the IB Diploma Program has such popularity and has seen rapid international growth, in both State and Independent schools, since its foundation in Geneva over 40 years ago. There are more than 969,000 IB students at over 3,290 schools in more than 141 countries – and the numbers are growing!

Key Benefits of the IB Diploma Program 

The IB Diploma Program is recognised around the world and ensures an increased adaptability and mobility for IB students. 

The curriculum of the IB Diploma Program has an international perspective of learning and teaching, while insisting that students fully explore their home culture and language. 

IB World Schools must undergo an exhaustive authorisation process in order to offer one or more of the Programs, which includes a study of the school’s resources and commitment to the IB mission and philosophy. 

IB Diploma teachers participate in a wide variety of professional development opportunities to constantly update their knowledge and share their expertise with colleagues around the world. 
Many students graduating from the IB Diploma Program find that it enhances their opportunities at tertiary institutions. The IBO works closely with universities around the world to gain recognition for IB Programs. 

The core components of the IB Diploma Program encourage students to participate in active, creative and service-oriented activities, while at the same time emphasising the importance of reflection on a personal and academic level.