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 IB Mission Statement About IB

 

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.

 

Some IB Quick Facts

There are 320 IB World Schools in Canada offering one or more of the three IB programs. 60 schools offer the Primary Years Program, 151 schools offer the Middle Years Program and 147 schools offer the Diploma Program. The first school was authorized in 1974.

IB is growing worldwide: For the past 5 years, the Diploma Program has grown by 9.43%; the Primary Years Program by 22.12%; the Middle Years Program by 15.20%

Canada has the second largest IB enrollment in the world, after the United States.

In the 2011 IB school year, 36,070 high school students worldwide wrote 449,639 exams for the IB Diploma.

113,030 students worldwide wrote IB exams in 2011. 52,345 of these students were registered for the full IB Diploma Program (most of the others were enrolled in IB courses for Certificates).

In 2011, 55.25% of students registered for IB exams were female and 44.75% were male.

There are over 5000 IB examiners worldwide who are employed part-time in the IB assessment process annually. Permanent staff of the IB Program in 2011 numbered 576, over one-half of whom are employed in Cardiff, Wales.

Charlottetown Rural High School became an official member of the international community of IB World Schools in May 2009.

For further information about the IBO and its programs, visit http://www.ibo.org

 

 

The IB Diploma Program was created in Europe in 1968 as an opportunity for international schools to be able to deliver a common curriculum and provide valid university entrance credentials for students who move from one country to another.

It has developed into an internationally recognized, challenging two year (grades 11 and 12), pre-university program which emphasizes critical thinking and offers students a global perspective in their subject areas. IB graduates are regarded as disciplined, well-rounded students who have made positive contributions to their school and community.

There are currently 2374 schools in over 141 countries which offer the IB Diploma Program. There are 147 IB Diploma schools in Canada.


Charlottetown Rural High School became an official member of the international community of IB World Schools in May 2009.

For further information about the IBO and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org