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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."

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What is the International Baccalaureate Program?
The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) was established in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland. The IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. The IB programme is currently available at 2,815 schools in 138 countries. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners.

The IBO is an internationally recognized, academic program that emphasizes critical thinking in a global context.

The IB Primary Years Programme (IB/PYP) is designed for students age 5 to 12. It focuses on developing the whole child by encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic development

Tenets of the International Baccalaureate Programme
Inquiry-based Learning
  • Student role: ask questions and take responsibility to find and share their learning
  • Teacher role teach how to ask a variety of questions; teach research skills; teach students how to assimilate data; teach presentation skills’ provide opportunities for and encourage all of the above
Thematic Instruction
  • Integration of curriculum disciplines into 6 broad, over-arching themes determined by IB
  • Teachers must collaborate to address both the thematic descriptions and the California standards both within each grade level and across grade levels.
  • Refers to a mindset of cultural openness. It embodies acceptance of the beliefs, cultural practic3s, and values of others regardless of their differences.
Global Thinking
  • Teacher must craft their thematic units to be transposable through time and space. The global thinking student is able to analyze how individual events and phenomena relate to the human experience across generations and geography.
Character Development and Social Responsibility
  • The IB Attitudes and Student Profile establish a description of the successful IB student. Monthly assemblies and frequent references to these descriptors develop the students’ skill in recognizing these traits within others (in literature and life) and in themselves (through reflective writing and discussion)