Welcome to all students interested in the International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an honors curriculum offered by the International Baccalaureate Organization, located in Cardiff, Wales. Students who complete the IB diploma sit for rigorous examinations and can sometimes get college credit for work they've done in high school. More important, IB students gain a perspective on themselves as citizens of the world that helps them to appreciate some of the issues that face us as global citizens. The mission statement of IB makes it clear that the program is about much more than just rigorous testing.
As an International Baccalaureate World School Mira Loma offers two programs from the International Baccalaureate Organization: the Middle Years Program (grades 9 & 10) and the Diploma program (grades 11 & 12).
Middle Years Program
Mira Loma's Middle Years Program (MYP) is shared with Winston Churchill Middle School. Students begin their MYP classes in the 6th grade, and then complete the entire program at the end of grade 10. MYP classes share a philosophy of student engagement and active learning.
Like the Middle Years Program the IB diploma is designed to create students who understand their connections to the world around them. Diploma program students do community service and take a course entitled Theory of Knowledge, in which they compare knowledge claims from their different academic classes.