International Baccalaureate

The International School Utrecht is an IB World School, offering a complete and connected International Baccalaureate programme. The International Baccalaureate®  – now in its 50th year! –  is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student.

In their own words: ‘The IB offers an education for students from age 3 to 19, comprising of four programmes that focus on teaching students to think critically and independently, and how to inquire with care and logic. The IB prepares students to succeed in a world where facts and fiction merge in the news, and where asking the right questions is a crucial skill that will allow them to flourish long after they’ve left our programmes. We are supported by IB teachers and coordinators who develop and promote the IB’s curriculums in almost 5,000 schools globally every day, in over 150 countries around the world’.

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.

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 to be successful both during and beyond their school careers.