International Baccalaureate (IB) Board

What is IB Board in Boarding Schools of India


The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers high quality challenging educational programmes to students of age grouped 3-19.

IB offers four programmes that focuses on nurturing critical thinking, building problem solving skills, with a major focus on encouraging diversity, curiosity, international mindedness, and a healthy learning environment.

IB has been serving for more than 50 years and has a team of the global community of world class educators and coordinators. IB has engaged with more than 1.4 million students across 158 countries and over 5,300 schools.

Why the IB is different

The IB provides pupils distinct benefits by building their critical thinking skills, nurturing their curiosity, and their ability to solve complex queries.

We strive to grow students who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect, alongside a healthy appetite for learning and excellence.

IB programme frameworks can run effectively with national curricula across all school ages; more than half of IB World Schools are state-funded.

The IB’s programmes are different from other curricula because they:

  • – encourage pupils of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions
  • – increase independently of government and national systems, incorporating quality practice from research and our global community of schools
  • – promote students of all ages to consider both local and global contexts
  • – Grow multilingual students.


Salient features of the IB board

Now, let’s see how the IB board is different:

  • – The IB board is child-centric and encourages inquiry-based learning. Kids studying the IB curriculum are more independent and take proprietorship of their experiences.
  • – It is a balanced program that concentrates equally on music, art, business administration, etc. Subjects are divided into groups and kids are free to pick out subsets from a wide variety of choices based on their preferences.
  • – IB board Encourages concept-based learning rather than the typical textbook-based learning. Kids understand what’s being taught in class and have resources that
  • – They may choose to learn the concepts in-depth. There are no prescribed textbooks. The curriculum is recognized all over the world, and it is highly beneficial for kids aiming at studying in foreign countries.Kids earn credits in the school itself. This helps them develop in college without having to go through basic courses again.



IB is motivated by the mission to create a better world through education. They promote intercultural understanding and respect as an essential part of the 21st century.

Their mission statement:

IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and peaceful world through intercultural respect and understanding.

It develops challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessments and works with schools, governments and international organisations encouraging students across the world to become compassionate, active, and lifelong learners.


IB programmes


1. Primary years programme

Primary years programme nurtures and develops children ageing from 3-12. The main aim of this program is to have active participation of children by providing adequate care, support, developing knowledge, skills, conceptual understanding to make difference in their own lives, community, and the nation.

PYP tends to focus not only on the child as an inquirer but also on the world beyond. PYP offers to focus and provide a transformative experience for students and all schools to deliver excellent and challenging outcomes.

2. Middle years programme 

Middle years programme (MYP) is 5-year plan which can be implemented in schools in partnership within the forms of 2,3 or 4-year format. MYP takes nearly m50 hours of teaching time for each subject group.

MYP is open for students ageing from 11 to 16 years. In the final year of the program MYP assessment is taken based on which result is assessed and certifications are provided.

3. Diploma programme

Diploma Programme (DP) is made up of 6 subject groups comprising of knowledge, creativity, activity, and service. DP helps students flourish physically, intellectually, and emotionally.

It is open for students ageing from 16-19 years.  This programme helps students gain complete independence in research and undertake project with complete freedom with the objective of community service.

4. Career related program

Career program (CP) has a minimum of 2 Diploma IB programmes which further include four components and a career-related study. It guides a way to higher education, apprenticeship, or employment.

CP courses are more focused on academic strength, providing practical knowledge, teaching real world approaches, and developing core skills and competencies necessary for lifelong learning.


Professional Development opportunities


It is a common feeling of being restless at school, college or at your job. You dread yourself to the school or work with boredom and there is no excitement and challenges left. It becomes necessary to learn new skill, develop and grow. Adding skills helps you fight boredom, rejoices your mood, and helps to evaluate where you are and set goals and do future planning. IB ensures to maintain same quality of matter and developments meeting the high and dynamic standards of the world.

1. Face to face events

IB runs various face-to-face events which includes several different workshops throughout the year and all over the world. It helps students to have a collaborative learning experience, different opportunities to network.

 2. In school workshops

The first, in-school seminars, encourage a school, taking the experts to them, to complete professional development on its premises. In all three IB regions, these are available.

3. Online professional programmes

For educators unable to fly to an event, online seminars offer accessibility and comfort. They are both cost-effective and available at any time, ensuring that without having time out of classes, you can complete them.

  • Webinars

The IB offers online lectures, known as webinars, alongside these courses, which establish knowledge by offering short, specific snapshots of various facets of IB programs.

  • Virtual workshops

Virtual workshops are mainly synchronous and are intended by a virtual platform to closely imitate the experience of face-to-face workshops. For consecutive days, they deliver 15 intense learning hours.


Benefits of IB


1. Benefits to school

IB provides high-quality curriculum services that foster the growth of informed and inquiring students. Professional growth that encourages active educators and shared communities of professional learning.

2. Benefits to government

Agreements have been made with the IB by many countries. Such arrangements are with central governments; most are with local organisations. The IB has agreements in countries of all sorts, such as:

  • Canada
  • Ecuador
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • USA


3. Benefits to universities

Universities and colleges benefit from hiring and accepting IB students in several areas, and IB programs need to be successful during their university careers in improving the expertise, skills and willingness of students.

Students develop:

  • Expertise in time control and a good sense of self-motivation
  • A keen interest in political activity
  • Remarkable intellectual ability


List of Best IB affiliated schools:


1. JAIN International Residential School, Bangalore

JAIN International Residential School (JIRS) in 1999 was born out of the prodigious efforts of Dr Chenraj Roychand under the JAIN Group.

JAIN International Residential School – Bengaluru is Ranked No.1 among India`s Top Boarding Schools, by independent survey by leading educational magazine in the annual school ranking survey 2021-2022.

Address: Bengaluru
Type of school:  Co-Ed School
School board:  IB, CBSE, CAMBRIDGE
Establishment year: 1999

2. The Doon School

The Doon school specializes in the boarding education of all boys for pupils aged 12-18. The school is perhaps the only ‘All India’ school with applicants per year from virtually every province, as well as from overseas Indian families. The stunning seventy-acre campus of the school has a wide variety of flora, fauna and bird life.

Address: Dehradun
Type of school:  All boys
School board: IB and ISC
Establishment year: 1935

3. Woodstock School

Woodstock School in Landour, a remote hill station adjacent to the town of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, in the foothills of the Himalayas, is an International Co-educational Residential School. Woodstock is one of Asia’s oldest boarding colleges, spread in an area of over 250 acres. It is managed by Indian Christian Minority Status as a private non-profit institution.

Address: Mussoorie
Type of school:  Co-Ed School
School board: IB
Establishment year: 1854

4. Chinmaya International Residential School

Chinmaya International Residential School is a unique fusion of ancient, rich east heritage culture and independent thinking of the west. CIRS aims at giving individual attention and special focus is given to intellectual needs of the child.

Address: Tamil Nadu
Type of school:  Co-Ed School
School board: CBSE
Establishment year: 2008

5. UWC Mahindra College Pune

In the Taluka Mulshi district of the western state of Maharashtra, India, the college is situated near the village of Paud. It is roughly 40 km from the city of Pune. The MUWCI campus is located near Mulshi Dam on a hill surrounded by rural communities and overlooking the Mula River valley. Campus includes an ecologically productive Sahyadri Hills, 175 acres of greenery.

Address: Pune
Type of school: Co-ed Boarding school
School board: IB
Establishment year: 1997

6. Good Shepherd International School

Good Shepherd International School is located in Ooty, Tamil Nadu spread over 188-hectre campus provides ideal environment to learn, play and grow. The school aims at grooming overall personality of the students to prepare them for future challenges.

Address: Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Type of school:  Co-Ed School
School board: IB
Establishment year: 1977

7. G D. Goenka World School

The GD Goenka World School is located in the centre of Gurgaon built with world class infrastructure in the foothills of Aravalli Range. The aims at providing excellent facilities both academic and co- curricular activities. The school with their world ranked programs offers both IB and IGSCE curriculum.

Address: Gurugram
Type of school:  Co-Ed School
School board: IB
Establishment year: 2003

8. Indus International School

The Indus International School is located in the Mulsi, Pune. The school aims at creating global citizens and leaders for tomorrow who think globally and act locally. The school campus is spread across 40 acres in scenic location of Pune.

Address: Pune
Type of school:  Day cum boarding
School board: IB
Establishment year: 2008

9. Candor International school

Candor International School is one of the top IB affiliated schools in India. The school aims at constant nurturing of students both nationally and internationally preserving ethical and moral values, welcoming active engagement, and creativity of the students.

Address: Bengaluru
Type of school:  Day cum boarding
School board: IB, IGCSE
Establishment year: 2011

10. Mussoorie International School

Mussoorie International School is all girls boarding school located in Gharwal hills Mussoorie. The school focuses on imparting quality education to the students. MIS has a beautiful campus spread in 40-acre area. At MIS, the method and curriculum are a strong blend of Indian traditional values and Western radical modern ideas.

Address: Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Type of school:  Boarding school
School board: IB
Establishment year: 1984