The IB Mission

The international Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledge and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organisation works with schools, governments and international organisations 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.

To know more please visit the IBO website

An Introduction to the IB

Established in 1968, the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) offers four challenging pre-university programmes to provide “a truly international education” to over one million students in almost 4,000 private and state schools worldwide.

The IB covers four distinct programmes:

  • Primary Years Programme (PYP)
  • Middle Years Programme (MYP)
  • Diploma Programme (DP)
  • Career-related Certificate (IBCC)

The IB Curriculum at Dar Al Marefa

Dar Al Marefa is an IB world school offering Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).

The IB mission corresponds closely with the mission of Dar Al Marefa. We firmly believe that all students should have the opportunity to benefit from this innovative, internationally minded programme.

As part of our school philosophy, which is shared with the IB, we believe that students benefit enormously from being bilingual, and therefore we offer Arabic and English as Language A. The purpose of Arabic is to keep students close to their roots and culture, while the inclusion of English is to enable them to be fluent and functional in another language.

At Dar Al Marefa, students are exposed to both languages from pre-primary stage.

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