International School Utrecht is an International Baccalaureate World School. The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student. Their educational programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalising world.
The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
Founded in 1968 the IB currently work with 4335 schools (figures from February 2016) all over the world to develop and offer challenging programmes to well over one million students.
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 organisation works with schools, governments and international organisations 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 IB learner profile
Central to the IB programmes is the IB learner profile, which is the IB mission translated into ten positive characteristics that will support students is being successful both during and beyond their school careers.