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 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.
The IB Leaner Profile is a list of qualities that can help individuals and groups become responsible and respectful members of local, national, and global communities. Character strengths are the positive parts of your personality that impact how you think, feel and behave and are the keys to you being your best self. We use our character strengths in different amounts at different times as we develop as lifelong learners.
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional. We self-regulate to achieve wellbeing for ourselves and others. We recognise our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live and approach our lives with zest. We understand that we are part of something bigger than our individual selves and, through our own interpretation of spirituality, appreciate what we might cherish in each moment.
We show empathy, compassion, kindness and respect. We experience love, express gratitude and show forgiveness to ourselves and others. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us. Our beliefs shape our actions and bring meaning to our lives.
We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We show teamwork to collaborate effectively. We display social intelligence, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups, using humor appropriately.
We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We appreciate beauty and excellence. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We show perspective, seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience. We have hope for the future.
We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We show leadership and take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses with modesty, in order to support our learning and personal development. We show caution in our choices, thinking, caring and planning for the future.
We approach uncertainty with forethought, determination and perseverance; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are brave and resourceful, showing resilience in the face of challenges and change.
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative and judgement in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
Please click here for the official IB Learner Profile in Chinese. If you would like a copy of the IB Learner Profile in another language to share with your child at home, please contact the relevant programme coordinator via email: