International Baccalaureate

Middle Years Programme

The International Baccalaureate Organization was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968 as a non-profit educational foundation. The goal was to create a programme for internationally mobile students preparing for university. Over time, this developed into a high quality, global programme of international education recognized by the best-known universities in the world.

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.

At KBS, Grades 6 through 8 students' work is inquiry based and involves a great deal of critical thinking. Through a framework of relevant and challenging experiences, students learn to seek knowledge through discovering who they are; where they are in time and place; how to express themselves; how the world works; how they organize themselves; and how they share the planet. Students develop a love of learning, not through being given the right answers, but through acquiring the ability to question deeply and construct their own meaning.

As a result, a commitment to learning as a life-long process is nurtured. Students are challenged to take thoughtful action with their newly acquired knowledge and skills. In doing so, they develop not only their academic skills, but also their character. The IB Learner Profile aims to develop internationally minded people, who strive to be: inquiring, knowledgeable, thinking, communicative, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-taking, balanced, and reflective. In addition to this, the areas of interaction (Approaches to learning, Environment, Human Ingenuity, Health and Social Education, and Community and Service) combine to foster connections between disciplines, while also giving students a sense of the real world applications of their learning.

Please review our policies and course outlines at your leisure and contact us any time should you have questions. The world belongs to those who understand it, and at KBS our goal is to support our students on this journey.

For more information about the International Baccalaureate Programme go to
www.ibo.org


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