The IB Learner Profile

Throughout students’ coursework, they are not only learning about the world but also about their place in the world. The aim of International Baccalaureate programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their shared guardianship of the planet, help create a better and more peaceful world. To that end, students in the programme are encouraged to be:
  • Inquirers: We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research.  We know how to learn independently and with others.  We learn enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
  • Knowledgeable: We develop and use conceptual understanding , exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines.  We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
  • Thinkers: We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems.  We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
  • Communicators: We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in may ways.  We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
  • Principled: We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with  respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere.  We take responsibility for their own actions and their consequences.
  • Open-minded: We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others.  We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.
  • Caring: We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others in the world around us.  
  • Risk-takers: We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies.  We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
  • Balanced: We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives -intellectual, physical, and emotional - to achieve well-being for ourselves and others.  We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
  • Reflective: We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.