International Baccalaureate® (IB)

  • Every student attending Jefferson-Houston School participates in the International Baccalaureate® (IB) programme. We are an authorized IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), which includes grades PreK through 5th grade. We are a recognized IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), which includes grades 6th-8th. The IB programmes focus on developing the whole child so that they gain the intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills needed to live, learn, and work in a rapidly globalizing world. The IB Learner Profile includes the elements that we seek to develop in all of our students.

     

  • IB Learner Profile

    IB Learner Profile

  • IB Attitudes

    Appreciation - Appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people.

    Commitment - Being committed to their own learning, persevering and showing self-discipline and responsibility.

    Confidence - Feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices.

    Cooperation - Cooperating, collaborating, and leading or following as the situation demands.

    Creativity - Being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach  to problems and dilemmas.

    Curiosity - Being curious about the nature of learning, about the world, its people and cultures.

    Empathy - Imagining themselves in another’s situation in order to understand   his or her reasoning and emotions, so as to be open-minded and reflective about the perspectives of others.

    Enthusiasm - Enjoying learning and willingly putting the effort into the process

    Independence - Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgments based on reasoned argument, and being able to defend their judgments

    Integrity - Being honest and demonstrating a considered sense of fairness. 

    Respect - Respecting themselves, others and the world around them.

    Tolerance - Being sensitive about differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others.

Ms. Francise Fernandez

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Ms. Francise Fernandez