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 globalising 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." - from ibo.org
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 programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
BPHS offers the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) for students in 11th and 12th grades in conjunction with our Pre-DP sequence of honors courses in 9th and 10th grades. Combined, it is a coordinated and rigorous four-year program of study.