About International Baccalaureate

One-of-a-Kind Curriculum
Pacific Beach Middle is an International Baccalaureate World School, one of only 809* schools worldwide authorized to deliver the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP). One of three prestigious academic IB programs, the MYP is designed to help all students develop a positive attitude toward learning and to participate actively in an ever-changing and increasingly interrelated world.

Eight Core Subject Areas (to be renamed in 2014)
Language A: English
Language B: Spanish
Physical Education

Global Context
Teachers help students build connections between subject areas by organizing and designing curriculum that focuses on globally relevant contexts. These ideas are not unique to San Diego, California, or even the United States. Everyone throughout the world learns about themself and others through interaction with others and the world. Through these areas students come to understand the international perspective that is gained through the IB MYP. As a requirement of being an IB World School, faculty in all eight subject areas have designed unique curricula that exceed our regionally required standards. All lessons have been designed to to include a one-of-a-kind curriculum focused on the following contexts. Students come to understand that all knowledge and all humans are connected through the study of:

health and society

community, service, and action
human ingenuity and creativity

13,000+ Hours
In 2012-2013 PB Middle students contributed over 13,000 hours of action and service in our local and global communities. All IB students are expected to become involved in learning about and addressing issues. We introduce opportunities to serve in the classroom and we know we've done our job when inspired students leave the traditional classroom setting to take action and make the real-world a healthier, more peaceful place.

Ten Traits
The IB learner profile is at the heart of all IB programs. The profile outlines the aims and values of the IB learner and embody what it truly means to be internationally-minded.

IB learners strive to be:

Five Reasons IB is For You!
High-Quality: Rigorous Assessment and Authorization
Internationally-minded: Globally Relevant for 21st Century
Positive Attitudes Toward Learning
Access: All Students Are IB at PB Middle
Continuum of Education: Continue on to Earn the Prestigious IB Diploma

To learn more visit www.ibo.org.

* as of August, 2010. Visit IB Fast Facts for key information and statistical updates.

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