The International Baccalaureate Mission

The following has been extracted from the IB website.

IB LearnersThe IB is more than its educational programmes and certificates. At our heart we are motivated by a mission to create a better world through education.

We value our hard earned reputation for quality, for high standards and for pedagogical leadership. We achieve our goals by working with partners and by actively involving our stakeholders, particularly teachers.

We promote intercultural understanding and respect, not as an alternative to a sense of cultural and national identity, but as an essential part of life in the 21st century.

All of this is captured in the IB mission statement:

“For many years the IB has played an important role in changing the lives of students through a strong academic curriculum. IB programmes engage students in an international education that provokes a greater acceptance and understanding of the world around them. I am delighted to see such a forward-looking organization setting its future strategy in a way that will enable more students to benefit from an IB education.”
Carol Bellamy, Chair of the IB Board of Governors.

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.