An IB World School – What Does It Mean?

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

To be an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School means that your school has adopted and successfully demonstrated a commitment towards meeting all the standards, practices, and requirements in developing each programme as stipulated by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). By committing to this framework, the school is in turn supported by the IBO to ensure high quality delivery and fidelity in the implementation of its programmes.

Goodrell Middle School is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School offering the Middle Years Programme (MYP). The school is focused on continually improving our implementation of the standards and practices of the IBO to provide our students with a strong international education.

The structure of the IB programmes are designed to provide all students with common understandings of key terms and tenets, while allowing schools to creatively use their resources to provide experiences that meet the needs of their student body. Not all IB schools look and feel the same around the globe; however, students in IB schools do gain a shared awareness of what it means, for example, to be internationally-minded, to value and cultivate human ingenuity, to hone and make use of trans-disciplinary skills, to approach learning with attitudes that yield optimum results, and to assess one’s learning in a myriad of ways.

We are proud to offer our students and families at Goodrell Middle School a global education which will prepare students for life in an ever-increasingly international marketplace.