Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. IB has authorized some 4,775 schools worldwide to teach their three specialist programs which cater for primary, high school and senior high school students.
International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)
Clearwater Bay School was authorized as an IB World School to offer the Primary Years Program (PYP) in April 2009. In 2012 the school undertook a joint IBO and Council of International Schools (CIS) evaluation and accreditation process and visit. As a result the school was successfully reauthorized as an IB World School and accredited by CIS. A new five year school plan has been developed to ensure the school continues to build on and extend its successes, through to the next evaluation in 2017.
As an accredited IB World School the Principal, PYP Coordinator and teaching staff are required to undertake IBO training and attend workshops and a range of other professional learning activities to ensure that teaching, learning and curriculum are up to date with current international best practice.
Further information about the IBO is also available at www.ibo.org