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International Baccalaureate (IB)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Gateway International Montessori School is authorized to offer the Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate.

Gateway International Montessori School is a Candidate School for the Middle Year Programme. Gateway International Montessori school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Gateway International Montessori School believes 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) or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

IB Mission Statement

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. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations 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.

Gateway International Montessori School Mission Statement

To provide students with a solid academic, social, emotional, and spiritual foundation preparing them to be inquisitive, self-reliant, problem solvers and peacemakers who collaborate to celebrate their national and global heritage and who are rooted in a strong set of core values and ethics.

The International Baccalaureate Learner Profile

The Learner Profile is an integral part in forming and developing this policy; thus, we encourage all our school community to acquire and practice the IB Learner Profile attributes which are embedded in the IB philosophy and thus is reflected in its mission statement:


we acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and sustain our love of learning throughout life.


we explore concepts, ideas, issues and perspectives that have local and global importance.


we contribute to discussions in a meaningful way, we do not shy away from challenging questions and we think creatively and critically to reach answers and take responsible actions on complex problems.


we regularly deliver stimulating presentations and drive excellence in group assignments by collaborating effectively and by expressing ourselves creatively and with self-awareness.


we act with integrity and honesty; and take responsibility for our own actions, as well as respecting the dignity and rights of people everywhere. Open-minded – we are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view besides critically appreciating our own history and culture.


we work hard to make a difference in others' lives through our commitment to our school, local and global communities throughout our lives.


we are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view besides critically appreciating our own history and culture.

Risk takers

we are articulate in defending our beliefs, are open to explore new ideas with determination and face challenges and changes with resilience and perseverance.


our endeavors are directed towards creating active participants in a wide range of activities that balance the different capabilities we possess- intellectual, physical, emotional and social, recognizing the importance of creating an independent citizen who can interact efficiently with the world in which we live.


we support our learning and personal development by critically reflecting on and evaluating our learning experiences, thus understanding our strengths and weaknesses.

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