Our students receive an education with an international focus designed to help them develop the knowledge, global understanding, attitudes and skills necessary to participate actively and responsibly in a changing world.
Assessment and Training
Students are graded and assessed based on standards and IB objectives and the Common Core State Standards. IB assessments are created and scored by the teachers using an IB rubric that clearly outlines the objectives for a given task, assignment, project, etc.
As a requirement for IB authorization, and to meet ongoing evaluation standards, our teachers are specially trained by the IB to teach and assess using the IB framework. Unlike a school that has the five year, full IB Middle Years Programme, the scores for students at our school, a three year IB Middle Years Programme, are not sent or validated by IB, per individual student. Instead, our subject-specific educators collaborate to standardize their IB assessment grades using the IB rubrics. IB does review our units and assessments prior to the the regular five year evaluation visit by International Baccalaureate officials and gives us feedback for outstanding progress, or suggests recommendations or matters to be addressed in order to better reflect international standards and objectives.
IB Learner Profile
The IB learner profile are a set of traits and characteristics that define a lifelong learner. We help our students to become critical thinkers, and courageous risk-takers, who are principled, caring, knowledgeable, open-minded, balanced and reflective. From the classroom to the field to the front-office, throughout the PB Middle learning community, the IB learner profile supports our school culture. Together we work to demonstrate and develop a love for learning and making a difference.