International Baccalaureate (IB)

About International Baccalaureate (IB)


A group of talented, forward-thinking teachers at the International School of Geneva, with assistance from several other international schools, created the IB Diploma Programme in 1968. What started life as a single programme for internationally mobile students preparing for university, has today grown into a world-wide school system.

Although the first IB schools were predominantly private international schools, today over half of all IB World Schools are state schools, like ISSR.

The IB programmes encourage international-mindedness in students and educators through the IB learner profile—a set of values that represent the mission and principles of the IB.


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.

IB Continuum

The International Baccalaureate consists of four comprehensive programs designed to educate children around the world into globally conscious members of society.

IB learner profile

IB Learner Profile

The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes. It is a set of ideals that we use as inspiration, motivation and focus for our teaching and work in general.