International Baccalaureate (K-6)
The International Baccalaureate (IB) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. 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 other people, with their differences, can also be right.
IB is more than educational programs and certificates. At its heart, IB® is motivated by a mission to create a better world through education. It promotes intercultural understanding and respect as an essential part of life in the 21st century.
IB learners strive to be:
- INQUIRERS: Develop natural curiosity.
- KNOWLEDGEABLE: Explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance.
- THINKERS: Exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively.
- COMMUNICATORS: Understand and express ideas and information confidently.
- PRINCIPLED: Act with integrity and honesty.
- OPEN-MINDED: Understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories.
- CARING: Show empathy, compassion and respect.
- RISK-TAKERS: Approach unfamiliar situations with courage and thoughtfulness.
- BALANCED: Understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance.
- REFLECTIVE: Give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience.
How does it work?
Schools interested in becoming IB World Schools must successfully complete the authorization process. During this process, IB supports the candidate school in building the programmatic understanding and organizational structures it needs to implement IB’s internationally-minded programs.
GPISD Uplift Lee Preparatory, a K-6 in-district charter school, is in the process of seeking the prestigious International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP).