The IB Programme

Why have we adopted the International Baccalaureate programme at Mulgrave?

The answer is simple: it is undoubtedly the best educational programme available today to help prepare our students to face the challenges of the 21st century. 

It is through an IB education that we can equip our students to become true global citizens.  Cultural, scientific and technological literacy are embedded in a continuous curriculum, from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. 

All of the programmes (PYP, MYP and DP) purposefully help students develop the skills and attitudes required for them to be contributing and responsible members of their local and global communities.  The fundamental belief of the IB is that we can create a better world through education. 

The IB Mission

  • 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 organisation works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
  • These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

IB World Schools have a reputation for high standards, for academic rigour and for pedagogical leadership in education environments. The IB standards and principles are built around best teaching and learning practices which translate into the delivery of an enriching international educational programme for our students.

For further information about Mulgrave’s three IB programmes, please contact:

Fast Facts

  • IB programmes are offered in over 3,047 schools in 139 countries to over 859,000 students worldwide
  • PYP – programme began in 1997; now offered to students aged 3 to 12 in over 709 IB World Schools worldwide
  • MYP – programme began in 1994; now offered to students aged 11 to 16 in over 818 IB World Schools worldwide
  • DP – programme began in 1968; now offered to students aged 16 to 19 in over 2,184 IB World Schools worldwide

(From the IBO)