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IB Program Overview

IB 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.

Link to Video: What is an IB Education?

What are the three IB programs?

Primary Years Programme (PYP): ECE through 5th grade (Sabin)

Middle Years Programme (MYP): 6th-8th grade (Henry Middle School) Bear Valley International School Info and 9th-10th (John F. Kennedy High School)

Diploma Program (DP): 11th-12th grade (John F. Kennedy High School)

The PYP and MYP are designed for all students, regardless of ability. The Diploma Programme (DP), started in 1968, is for motivated students in grades 11 and 12 who plan to attend college after high school. DP coursework leads to an IB diploma that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities.

What are the advantages of an IB curriculum?

Students in the IB program strive to be globally minded by viewing the world with acceptance and open- mindedness. Students study the various perspectives in our vast world as well form their own opinions as individuals.

Link to Video: Connect to the World