International Baccalaureate (IB)

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help 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 international education programs and rigorous assessments. These programs encourage students worldwide to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.


IB learner profile

All IB programs aim to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help create a better and more peaceful world.

IB learners strive to be:

  • Inquirers

They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning, and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

  • Knowledgeable

They explore concepts, ideas, and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

  • Thinkers

They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

  • Communicators

They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and various modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

  • Principled

They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice, and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups, and communities. They take responsibility for their actions and the consequences that accompany them.

  • Open-minded

They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories and are open to other individuals and communities’ perspectives, values, and traditions. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view and are willing to grow from the experience.

  • Caring

They show empathy, compassion, and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service and act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and the environment.

  • Risk-takers

They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas, and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

  • Balanced

They understand the importance of intellectual, physical, and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

  • Reflective

They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They can assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.