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All about IB Education

The International Baccalaureate (IB), formerly known as the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), is as an educational foundation that was established in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Nowadays, the International Baccalaureate does not only work with schools, but also with non-governmental organizations, government, and other international organizations. This is with IB’s aim to create a community of organizations that provide a richer learning experience and professional development to all learners.

The Mission of IB Education

Through their comprehensive programs, the IB education wishes to provide schools the applicable educational framework to form independent, knowledgeable, and caring youth. The said organization also strives to develop students’ intellectual, emotional, and social characteristics by teaching them to be respectful and understanding with different cultural differences. Above all, the IB education aims to develop the individual talents of young people and teach them to relate classroom experiences to the realities of the world.

Benefits to Students

IB education has long existed in the Philippines since 1975. As the IB World School focuses on developing the academic, social, and emotional background of every student, it has been known that their students outperform other students in a number of areas. One example is that the students who undergo the IB Diploma Programs are most likely to enter the top universities worldwide. Apart from that, below are some of the other benefits of students in IB schools:

Students can gain a competitive edge in their early years.


  • They are well-taught on writing research and technical papers.
  • They are provided expertise in the six (6) areas of the IB Programme.
  • They are trained to think critically.
  • They work closely with the school on research projects.
  • They are introduced to a wide array of academic opportunities like studying abroad.
  • They are sent to internships and community engagement activities.
  • They are trained to be challenged.
  • They are allowed to use their own learning preference.


  • They are encouraged to think independently.
  • They are given the freedom to drive their own learning.
  • They learn of time management skills and self-motivation.


  • They are able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized world.
  • They partake in programmes of education and course of studies which help them enter into some of the highest ranking universities around the world.
  • They become more culturally aware by using a second language.
  • They are shaped with an international outlook.

Benefits to Teachers

Each teacher is provided with a course of training. This includes extensive and accessible high-quality professional development (PD), such as face-to-face workshops both in-school and at regional events, workshops online and blended learning.

The teachers are indeed one of the essential tools to the success of IB World Schools. Therefore, before teaching the IB curriculum, teachers should first be well-equipped and trained:

  • They are given high-quality professional development that inspires them to be dedicated to lifelong learning and teaching improvement.
  • They are provided with innovative education frameworks and tools.
  • They are given access to diverse unit planners and teaching resources.
  • They are awarded a certification and degree programs offered by highly respected universities around the globe.
High-quality education becomes accessible to more students and schools.

Why Study in an IB-certified School?

As mentioned, the main goal of IB-certified school is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people. Although some schools also aim for the same, the IB programs are designed for a larger scope through their intercultural approach. They promote internationally-mindedness to every student, within a complex world.

Throughout all the IB programs, students are also able to take responsibility for their own learning and understand how knowledge itself is constructed. In this case, they learn how to make use of their unique set of intelligence for their own educational progress. Above all, IB programmes also encourage students to be active in their communities and to apply to learn beyond academic study.

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