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What is an IB education?

The value of an IB education

The International Baccalaureate offers a unique educational experience to students from age 3 to 19 through four international education programmes that challenge and motivate students, academically and personally. IB programmes inspire a lifelong quest for learning, infused with enthusiasm and empathy. In addition to supporting cognitive development, IB programmes address social, emotional, and physical well-being and encourage students to become active, compassionate, lifelong learners.

Did you know?

  • The IB is taught in 4,775 schools across 153 different countries. There are now 1.3 million students studying an IB education across the Americas, Asia Pacific and Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

  • Students on the IB Diploma Programme (DP) are likely to enroll at top universities, and students on the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) outperform other students in a number of areas.

Why the IB is different

Students that choose to pursue an International Baccalaureate education will be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning. They will:

  • take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world
  • become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language
  • be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.

IB Learner Profile

The IB Learner Profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. We believe these attributes, and others like them, can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national and global communities.

Each of the IB's programmes is committed to the Learner Profile as we strive to be:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

Information for Parents

  • Visit the dedicated page on the IBO website to understand and make the most of IB programmes offered in partnership with IB World Schools.