What is the INternational Baccalaureate?

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.


The primary years programme is a curriculum framework that allows for a more conceptual, holistic approach to teaching. Through 6 transdisciplinary themes, students will learn big ideas that will promote a global mindset and positive action in order to make a difference in the community and in our world! While we dive into each theme, students will work on and apply Approaches to learning, which are 21st century skills that help them to think critically, work creatively and communicate thoughtfully. Our aim is to develop internationally minded citizens.


*Franklin Academy is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

**Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.


For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org