Inside IB

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Inside IB

What does it mean to be “IB”? Why do we learn about ways to be an “IB” student in so many schools? Both of those questions can be answered if you take a look inside our very own Julius West Middle School.

Julius West is a International Baccalaureate school, or an “IB” school. This means that we have a program that offers international education that can develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. The “IB” program has a reputation for high student achievement, which is illustrated here at JW.

Nearly every morning during JAG time, we learn about what it means and how to be an IB student. This is aimed to open our minds about other people and cultures, and to teach us ways to better our learning experience.

Founded in 1968, the IB program has helped shape all learners. The IB headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland. They have 3 programmes for different grade levels. Here at JW, we use the Middle Years Programme, or MYP. This makes us an IBMYP school!

Julius West is lucky to be an IB school, as it takes much time and effort to become one. There is so much planning involved on the part of the IB Coordinator! At JW, we are fortunate enough to have Krista Fiabane! 

For more information, visit the IB website at



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