International Baccalaureate Programs

IB Mission Statement
High quality international education for a better world

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. 

What does the IBO offer?
The IBO develops three programmes of international education for students aged 3 to 19.
Throughout those programmes, the
IB learner profile provides a long-term vision of education.
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students aged 3 to 11 in grades K-5
The Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students
aged 11 to 16:  Three Year Program (grades 6,7,8) or Five Year Program (grades 6,7,8,9,10)
The Diploma Programme (DP) for students aged 16 to19 in grades 11, 12
Ada Merritt K-8 Center is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
with a fully authorized Primary Years Programme (PYP)
and a Candidate for Middle Years Programme (MYP) authorization for grades 6, 7, and 8