So what is IB?

At the center of an International Baccalaureate (IB) education are students aged 3 to 19 with unique learning styles, strengths and challenges. The IB focuses on each student as a whole person. Thus, IB programmes address not only cognitive development but social, emotional and physical well-being. The aim is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people with adaptable skills to tackle society’s complex challenges and who will help to make it a better, more peaceful world.

Fredericksburg City Public Schools are authorized International Baccalaurate® World Schools. We here at FCPS feel that our students can meet the demands of today’s challenges in education and life after primary education by offering the IB programme to as many of our students in K-12 as possible.

FCPS IB Mission Statement

“Fredericksburg City Public Schools will provide a quality education that assures opportunity and equity for each student. Our motto ‘Excellence in Education’ embodies a commitment to empower students to develop personal responsibility for meeting high academic standards and to become productive citizens in a global society.” The IB helps us to live up to and meet the high standards we have set for ourselves as educators and for our students and their futures.

FCPS IB Philosophy

The International Baccalaureate (IB) enhances Fredericksburg City Public School’s vision of “Excellence in Education”. Through the IB framework, we develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for all students to be productive members of our community and contribute to the economy.

*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), or the Diploma Programme and the IB CP. Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org.