Boston School International is a candidate school* for the Primary Years Programme and IB Diploma. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy-a commitment to high quality, challenging international education that Boston School International believes is important for our students.

Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Programme), Candidate status gives to guarantee that authorization will be granted.



The IB program encourages students to think broadly, beyond the boundaries of their communities, and to see themselves as members of a global society. It has gained global recognition and respect.



The IB education aims to be informative, not definitive; it invites conversation and regular review. The IB has always championed a stance of critical engagement with challenging ideas, one that values the progressive thinking of the past while remaining open to future innovation. It reflects the IB’s commitment to creating a collaborative, global community united by a mission to make a better world through education.


As the IB’s mission in action, the learner profile concisely describes the aspirations of a global community that shares the values underlying the IB’s educational philosophy. The IB learner profile describes the attributes and outcomes of education for international-mindedness.


The aim of all IB programs 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.


Informed by these values, an IB education:

  • Centers on learners
  • Develops effective approaches to teaching and learning
  • Works within global contexts
  • Explores significant content. Working together, these four characteristics define an IB education.

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