What started as a single programme in 1968 has developed into a full continuum of education for students, spanning the years from kindergarten to pre-university.
International Baccalaureate programmes are now available to students aged 3 to 19 from a wide range of cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds; and taught at almost 3,500 IB World Schools in 143 countries around the world.
The International Baccalaureate continuum of international education is unique because of its academic and personal rigor, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal growth.
The IB Primary Years Programme, for students aged 3 to 12, focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.
The IB Middle Years Programme, for students aged 11 to 16, provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, and become critical and reflective thinkers.
The IB Diploma Programme, for students aged 16 to 19, is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students for success at university and beyond.
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