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What Can I Expect?

What can I expect for my child/student in an IB education?

  • An IB education is unique because of its academic and personal rigor. 
  • An IB MYP education challenges all students to excel in their studies and in their personal growth. 
  • IB aims to inspire a quest for learning throughout life whose hallmarks are enthusiasm and empathy.
  • The IB aspires to help schools develop well-rounded students with attributes who can respond to challenges with optimism and an open mind, confident in their own identities, make ethical decisions, cultivate the hospitality of mind allowing them to join others in celebrating our common humanity.
  • The IB represents a testament to the power of collaboration among educators around the world. Working together, this diverse community translates the IB’s philosophy into the principles, practices, and requirements that characterize excellence in education. 
  • The IB community holds itself mutually accountable to these high standards.
  • The IB believes that together we can help prepare students for living and working in a complex, highly-interconnected world applying their knowledge, skills, and critical and creative thinking processes in new and unfamiliar situations.
  • An IB education aims to marry the practical details of teaching and learning with a higher purpose, the success of which our common future depends. Mesa is proud to be a part of bringing the opportunities afforded by the IB to our students and our community. 


IB at the Secondary Level
Watch this video to see what IB is like at the secondary level.