• I.B. Logo About International Baccalaureate (IB)

    The Primary Years Programme (PYP) for pupils aged 5 to 12 focuses on the development of the whole child in the classroom and in the world outside.
    The IB offers a continuum of high-quality education that encourages international-mindedness and a positive attitude to learning. Our programs are accessible to students in 134 countries through our close cooperation with the worldwide community of IB World Schools.
    The IB does not own or manage any schools. Instead, we work with schools around the world (both state and privately funded) that share our commitment to international education.

    Schools that have been authorized by us to offer one or more of our programs are known as "IB World Schools". Sharp Park Academy is an authorized IB World School.
    These schools:
    • share the mission and commitment of the IB to quality international education
    • play an active and supporting role in the worldwide community of IB schools
    • share their knowledge and experience in the development of the IB programmes
    • are committed to the professional development of teachers.
    Authorization to become an IB World School is an intensive process that typically takes two or more years and includes site visits by an IB team.  A regular process of evaluation is undertaken by schools that have been authorized.

    IB Mission Statement:

    The International Baccalaureate 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 organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.

    These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.