International Baccalaureate (IB)

Challenging, High-Quality Programs of International Education

The Sioux City Community School District is pleased to have Nodland & Sunnyside Elementary Schools as authorized International Baccalaureate World Schools.

What is International Baccalaureate (IB)?

IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improving the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high-quality programs of international education that share a powerful vision. Programs focus on teaching students to think critically and independently, and how to inquire with care and logic. IB prepares students to succeed in a world where facts and fiction merge in the news, and where asking the right questions is a crucial skill that will allow them to flourish long after they’ve left our programs. IB is supported by teachers and coordinators who develop and promote IB’s curriculums in almost 5,000 schools globally every day, in over 150 countries around the world. As of April 2023, there were over 7,800 programs being offered worldwide, across over 5,600 schools in 159 countries. 

International Baccalaureate (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 programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. 

International Baccalaureate Academic Policies for Nodland/Sunnyside Elementary

Nodland/Sunnyside IB Contact

Erin Barth
Nodland & Sunnyside Elementary IB Coordinator  
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