IB (International Baccalaureate)
Founded in 1968, International Baccalaureate or IB is an international educational foundation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. There are the more than 4900 schools in the world offering one or more IB programmes.
It offers four educational programmes to its affiliated schools, namely:
- The IB Diploma Programme for students aged 16 to 19
- The IB Career-related Programme for students aged 16 to 19
- The IB Middle Years Programme, designed for students aged 11 to 16
- The IB Primary Years Programme for children aged 3 to 12.
Objectives of IB
- 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.
- Source: IBO website https://www.ibo.org/about-the-ib/