IB Mission Statement

International Baccalaureate

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 programs of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Students in debate class.

IB Learner Profile

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.

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 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 significance.


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


We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate collectively, 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.

Open Minded:

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 difference 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 different 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 learning profile 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.

*All information comes from the International Baccalaureate Organization, 2017.

Learn More

IB prepares you to be competitive on a global level with colleges and universities and opens your eyes to experiences that most high school students do not get to experience. Consider joining the IB Program! Opportunity Awaits!

See the great things we are doing! Follow the coordinator on Twitter – @MrLynch99

Jelani Lynch, Coordinator
(804) 743-3675 ext. 6260
(804) 743-3686 (Fax)

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Application Criteria

Thank you for considering the International Baccalaureate Program at Meadowbrook High School!

Visit the CCPS Specialty Center Page and scroll down to Admissions Documents.

Applications will be completed online using SchoolMint in the 2020-2021 school year and will open on December 1, 2020. More information will follow.

Plan to join us at our “Open House” event on November 17, 2020. This Virtual Event will be held via Zoom in coordination with the Meadowbrook Academy for Developing Entrepreneurs, at 6:00pm. Parents and students will have an opportunity to ask questions to instructors and current specialty center students.

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