What is International Baccalaureate (IB)?

  • The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is a nonprofit educational foundation established in 1968.

  • IB currently works with 2,650 schools (56% public) in 136 countries to develop and offer three challenging programs to over 560,000 students aged 3 to 19 years.

  • IB helps develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

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IB Parent Handbook

IB Parent Handbook.pdf (English)

IB Spanish Parent Handbook.pdf (Spanish)

IB Learner Profile


Curious! They get the skills to learn things for themselves. They like to learn.


They explore concepts and ideas that are important to them and to the whole world. They learn lots of things in lots of areas.


They think for themselves to make decisions and be creative when solving problems.


They understand and express ideas and information confidently, creatively, and in more than one language. They work well with others.

Photo of students at science fair.


They are honest, fair and show respect to all others. They take responsibility for their own actions.


They understand their own culture and history and are willing to learn from others who are different. They listen to different points of view and learn from them.


They are kind and respectful, and try not to hurt others' feelings. They try to make a good difference in other people's lives and in the world.


They think about new things and then bravely try them out. They stand up for what they believe.


They understand that they need to use their body, brain, and feelings.


They think about what they have learned and done.

They know what they are good at and what they need to get better at.

Primary Years Program (PYP)

The Primary Year's Program is for students ages 3-12. Students are provided with a rigorous transdisciplinary curriculum that challenges students to deepen their conceptual understanding and knowledge across subject areas. Students explore topics with global significance as they are guided to deepen their learning through collaboration and questioning.

Frequently Asked Questions: parent-pack-faqs-about-the-pyp.pdf 

To learn about Cook's Program of Inquiry, click on the link that follows:

Program of Inquiry Cook school.pdf

Cook PYP Academic Honesty Policy.pdf