Our goal at Great River School, a Montessori IB school, is to help you develop into thoughtful internationally minded adults who recognize your common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet to help create a better and more peaceful world. The IB organization shares this goal as well, and this is why we see IB as an opportunity full of exciting potential for GRS.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum’s primary goal transcends transmitting and learning information. Both IB and Montessori value educating the whole person and focusing on how we can create a more peaceful world, which is an integral step in helping adolescents find their place in the universe in the Montessori Cosmic sense. Students’ experience in an IB program does not focus on a mere collection of facts. The IB Diploma Program prepares students for university and encourages them to:
- ask challenging questions
- learn how to learn
- develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture
- develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures
Students’ IB Creativity Action and Service (CAS) work allows them to nurture opportunities for self-expression including artistic and imaginative activities.
The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
For more specific information about how International Baccalaureate and Montessori compliment each other check out this IB Great River School comparison chart or read this information about the overlap between GRS and IB.