The IB Learner Profile

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. These qualities embodied in the IB learner profile prepare IB students to make exceptional contributions on campus. 

Inquirers

We develop their natural curiosity. We acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. We actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

Knowledgeable

We explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, We acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

Thinkers

We exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

Communicators

We understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. We work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

Principled

We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. We take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

Open-minded

We understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. We are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

Caring

We show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. We have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

Risk-takers

We approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. We are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

Balanced

We understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

Reflective

We give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. We are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development. 

IBCA International School is an authorized Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) school.

IBCA International School is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 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 Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

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