The IB learner profile

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success.

They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them.

Each of the IB's programmes is committed to the development of students according to the IB learner profile.

The profile aims to develop learners who are:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective 

You can read about the IB learner profile in more detail, and watch a video about it below.

Become an IB school

In order to offer one or more of the International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes of education, schools must complete an authorization process. Once they have been authorized, they are known as IB World Schools.

University admission

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) works with universities in a number of different ways. The main goals are to increase recognition of IB programmes, commission research into the impact of an IB education, and inform the development of IB programmes.

Professional development

International Baccalaureate® (IB) professional development helps educators develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be an effective teacher, bringing them to the forefront of their field.