What is IB?

What is International Baccalaureate (IB) at Carl Hankey K-8?

IB is an international, rigorous and competitive curriculum for our students. It stresses critical thinking and puts students into the position of judging what they learn. In fact students’ inquiries drive much of the curriculum, and students are guided in investigating and evaluating responses to their own findings.

The IB Primary Years Programme focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer. Elementary students connect subjects together and answer questions like Who We Are, Where We Are in Place and Time, How We Express Ourselves, How the World Works and How We Organize Ourselves. These themes help to galvanize student inquiry and meaningfully interrelate subjects.

The IB Middle Years Programme encourages students to embrace and understand the connectionsbetween learning and the real world, and become critical and reflective thinkers. The IB middle school program explores Community and Service, Human Ingenuity, Environments and Health and Social Education.

In short, IB gives our kids a competitive advantage for learning, thinking, high school I.B. and Advance Placement classes, college entrance and their future careers.

Carl Hankey families pay all of the financial costs of this program. CUSD has given its permission for Hankey K-8 to pursue IB, but does not pay for any IB costs.