What is IB?
“The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student. Our four programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Founded in 1968, we currently work with 3,555 schools in 144 countries to develop and offer four challenging programmes to over 1,088,000 students aged 3 to 19 years.” ~ from IBO.org
LEARN MORE: Click this link to read the IB publication titled "What is an IB Education?"The IB Mission Statement
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.MVHS offers the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) for students in 11th and 12th grade. At MVHS, the 2-year IB DP works in conjunction the MVHS sequence of 9th and 10th grade honors courses as a 4-year program of study. [Note that this MV website uses the American spelling of ‘program.’]