The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers high quality programs of international education to a worldwide community of schools including Fairfax County Public Schools. At the heart of the IB mission is the creation of a better world through education. The IB consists of three programs of international education for students ages 3 to 19. Fairfax County Public Schools offers two of the programs – the Middle Years Program for grades 6 through 10 and the Diploma Program for students in grades 11 and 12.
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 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.
The aim of the IB program is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. IB learners strive to be:
For more information, including a video produced by the International Baccalaureate Organization, click on http://www.ibo.org/programmes/profile/
|Fairfax County Public Schools Middle Years Program|
Mount Vernon Pyramid
South Lakes Pyramid
Dr. Carol V. Horn
K-12 Program Coordinator
3877 Fairfax Ridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030
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Dr. LouEllen Brademan
Advanced Academic Programs Specialist
High School Advanced Academics Office
Fairfax Ridge Building - 3rd Floor
3877 Fairfax Ridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030