International Baccalaureate

IB World School

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  • Global Education, Right Here in Austin, TX

    Magellan International School is an authorized International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School.
Offering programs which develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. As an IB World School, Magellan: “prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. Magellan focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond the classroom.”

The IB Learner Profile

The IB Learner Profile is integral to all IB programs. These 10 attributes describe a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. The goal 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. Learn More

IB Facts

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  • 1968

    Founded in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1.25M

    Now taught to 1.25 million students in 150 countries
  • 3-19

    Educational programs for ages 3-19

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  • A New Global World

    An IB education is designed to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who will help to create a better and more peaceful world. Today, as new global challenges emerge under an unprecedented pace of change, an IB education is more relevant and necessary than ever.
The IB and its programs are in a diverse range of schools around the world, both public and private, attracting a worldwide community of educators. All IB programs and curricula undergo regular review to ensure the best possible education for IB students. This curriculum review process involves educators from many different cultures and backgrounds and ensures that practicing teachers play a critical role in the development of each program. It also means that the IB vision is constantly sharpened by research, both its own and that of other respected academic bodies.

You can Learn More about the International Baccalaureate at and read about research by the IB to drive evidence-based, ongoing improvements to the curriculum.

Experience the Classroom

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  • Approaches to Teaching

    The same six approaches underpin teaching in all IB programs. The approaches are deliberately broad, designed to give teachers the flexibility to choose specific strategies to employ that best reflect their own particular contexts and the needs of their students.

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  • Based on Inquiry

    A strong emphasis is placed on students finding their own information and constructing their own understandings.
  • Focused on Conceptual Understanding

    Concepts are explored in order to both deepen disciplinary understanding and to help students make connections and transfer learning to new contexts.
  • Designed to Remove Barriers to Learning

    Teaching is inclusive, values diversity, affirms students’ identities, and aims to create learning opportunities that enable every student to develop and pursue appropriate personal goals.

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  • Focused on Effective Teamwork and Collaboration

    This includes promoting teamwork and collaboration between students, but also refers to the collaborative relationship between teachers and students.
  • Developed in Local and Global Contexts

    Teaching uses real-life context and examples, and students are encouraged to connect learning to their own experiences and to take action as agents of change.
  • Informed by Assessment

    Assessment plays a crucial role in supporting, as well as measuring and learning. This approach also recognizes the crucial role of providing students with effective feedback.

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  • The IB Program

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  • Primary Years

    The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12, from Preschool through 5th grade.
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  • Middle Years

    The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP) is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.
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  • The IB Learner Profile

    The IB Learner Profile is a set of characteristics or attributes that are essential for internationally minded individuals who can help build a better world.
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  • Meaningful Assessment

    Assessments in an IB programs are ongoing, varied and integral to the curriculum.
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  • Connected Learning

    The IB program emphasizes the importance of making connections, exploring the relationships between academic disciplines, and learning about the world in ways that reach beyond the scope of individual subjects.
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  • IB Authorized School

    Each IB World School is regularly evaluated to ensure that the standards and practices of its IB program(s) are being maintained. Evaluation takes place at least once every five years. As part of the process, the school engages in a self-study that is a key element in the school’s continual improvement.