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 Middle Years curriculum is organized around three major concepts: Intercultural Awareness, Holistic Education, and Communication.
The curriculum is designed around eight subject groups: languages A & B, history, technology, mathematics, arts, science, and physical education. The units of study begin with a guiding question, through which students can connect their learning to the world outside the classroom.
In year 5 of the program, students are able to demonstrate their deep knowledge of of an area of interest through the personal project.