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 Publication: What is an IB education?
IB Learner Profile
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.
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