International Baccalaureate Program
The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), founded in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland, is a recognized leader in the field of international education. It is a non-profit, mission-driven foundation that, as of September 2019, works with 3,421 schools offering the Diploma Program, in 157 different countries worldwide. While the IB programs cultivate internationalism and respect for other cultures, they also adapt to the local environment and allow students to maintain a strong sense of cultural identity. Students are taught to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged citizens, who gain practical experience of being part of an international community.
The IBO aims to:
- Provide rigorous and broad-based curricula and assessments.
- Maintain high academic standards common to schools world wide.
- Allow students to develop individual talents.
- Foster critical and compassionate thinkers.
- Open the window of the classroom to the outside world.
- Foster a lifelong interest in learning as well as informed and responsible citizenship.
- Promote international understanding and respect for the variety of cultures.
- Facilitate university entrance around the world.