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.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum is a rigorous, pre-university course for the highly motivated student. The International Baccalaureate DP offers a comprehensive and integrated academic program in literature, science, language, and other curriculum areas. Research suggests many benefits to choosing the DP. The Programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge: students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically. IB studies also provide students with the opportunity to earn college credits while in high school. Please see this resource What is an IB Education for more information.
Below is a short guide to the IB DP and IB Vocabulary: