International Baccalaureate (IB)

About International Baccalaureate Program

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Pacific Beach Middle School has earned the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) World School status. Authorized to deliver the IB's Middle Years Programme (MYP) in 2007, PB Middle is one of over 3000 IB schools offering an unique educational experience for students 11-14 years of age.

The International Baccalaureate is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student. IB programs develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

Since its founding in 1968, it works with schools in approximately 150 countries to develop and offer three challenging programs to more than one million students from ages 3 to 19.

The IB 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.

Its official mission:

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.

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