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International Baccalaureate

IB Learner Profile
IB Learner Profile

International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate Programme (IB), founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968,  is designed to develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills of young people ages 3 - 19, enabling them to thrive in a globalized environment.  The IB Mission Statement follows:

The International Baccalauareate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.  To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.  These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

VUSD is proud of our long history with IB, and of our three IB schools:  Vista Magnet Middle School (IB Middle Years Programme), Rancho Buena Vista High School and Vista High School (IB Diploma Programmes).

Students who graduate from high school with an IB diploma frequently receive advanced credit for university coursework, and have a competitive edge with respect to college acceptance and scholarships.

Contact Information

For more information about the International Baccalauareate Programme, please click on this link:

To see video presentations about the IB worldwide, please connect with IBTV:

For further information regarding the IB Programme in VUSD schools, please contact: Matthew Steitz, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Excellence


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