IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate Organization 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 IBO 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.

IB at MMS Presentation

This publication is available from IBO and synthesizes the fundamentals and principles of the IB programme to answer the question,
 "What Is An IB Education?"

This International Mindedness presentation and activity was done with MM parents in February.

Below, please find some basic information about the MYP (Middle Years Program) at Mount Mourne School.

IB Criteria & Objectives: Each of the 8 subjects in the MYP has 4 objectives, along with criteria and rubrics.  Some teachers make the IB rubrics task- specific, to show more specifics of how students can be successful on the assignment.  As rubrics are used, they are made available to students, so they can see indicators of success.

Learner Profile Traits: There are 10 traits that we strive to encourage in our students, so that they will become internationally-minded life-long learners who will make the world a better place.  These traits give us a common language to more fully develop these holistic attributes in students:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-Minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-Takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

Approaches to Learning: There are over 100 skills that students will use throughout their 5 years in the MYP to anchor them in success.  The 5 skill categories are:

  • Thinking skills
  • Social skills
  • Communication skills
  • Self-management skills
  • Research skills