About the International Baccalaureate (IB)

International School of Herzen University is an Authorized* School of the International Baccalaureate High School Program (MYP) and an Authorized* School of the Diploma Programme (DP).

The International Baccalaureate diploma is recognized in 125 countries around the world, including universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Princeton, Imperial College London, National University of Singapore and so on.

The International Baccalaureate Organization was founded in 1968 in Switzerland with the support of UNESCO. The main objective of this program is to educate inquisitive, comprehensively developed and self-confident young people who are able to solve the problems assigned to them, apply the acquired knowledge in practice in difficult and unpredictable situations and change the world for the better.

Obtaining an International Baccalaureate diploma confirms a high level of knowledge and readiness to study at the best colleges and universities in the world

*Only authorized schools can offer one or more International Baccalaureate programs.

A complete list of schools offering education in one or several IB programs can be found on the official website.

The International Baccalaureate® 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.

The aim of all IB programmes 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.

As IB learners we strive to be:


We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.


We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global signi¬cance.


We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.


We express ourselves con¬dently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate e ectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.


We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.


We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.


We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive di erence in the lives of others and in the world around us.


We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.


We understand the importance of balancing di erent aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.


We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

The IB learner pro¬le represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. We believe these attributes, and others like them, can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national and global communities.

Delivering student-centric learning for students aged 3-19 years.

IB programmes are designed to develop well-rounded individuals who can respond to today’s challenges with optimism and an open mind.

For over 50 years, our four programmes provide a solid, consistent framework and the flexibility to tailor students’ education according to their culture and context.

IB programmes enable teachers to develop resilient, self-motivated young people who have the knowledge, skills, and sense of purpose they need to thrive throughout their lives and contribute to making the world a better place.

For more information visit: https://www.ibo.org/