What is IB?

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“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.” ~ibo.org

Brookes Moscow International Baccalaureate (IB) World Continuum School

The IB Advantage

The IB programmes offer an academic approach with an unprecedented emphasis on personal development, equipping you well for post-secondary education and life beyond Brookes.

Self-Driven Learners

You’ll be motivated to drive your own learning. Before you know it, you’ll be trailblazing the path to your own success at university and beyond.

Respect for Other Cultures

In classrooms with students and teachers from around the globe, you’ll be encouraged to view the world through a culturally inclusive lens.

Well-Rounded Characters

You’ll focus on your academic, social and emotional skills, graduating with a well-rounded character and strong foundation for learning.

Stress Management Skills

You’ll be better prepared to navigate the strenuous academic requirements of university with advanced planning, time-management and study skills.

University Credits

With well-planned classes, your high school credits could be applied to first-year university studies—saving you as much as one year’s tuition.

Joy of Learning

With an interactive, personalized, supportive environment, learning will feel more fun, and you’ll be challenged to find opportunity within failure.

IB Learner Attributes

The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. We support our students in fostering these attributes to help them become more responsible members of local, national and global communities.

Brookes Moscow International IB School is an authorized IB World School for the PYP, MYP and DP. IB World Schools share a common philosophy and commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). For further information about the IB and its programmes visit ibo.org.


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 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 effectively, 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 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.