Founded in 1968, International Baccalaureate currently works with 2,731 schools in 138 countries to develop and offer three challenging programmes to over 753,000 students aged 3 to 19 years. Chicago Public Schools offers more IB Programmes than any other school district in the world. Graduates who participated in the IB Diploma Programme in Chicago Public Schools attend highly selective colleges and universities. After graduating college, many seek post-graduate degrees.
The 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."