IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate Organization suggests that their organization “promotes 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.”  This philosophy is captured in their 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.