IB Programs

Middle Years (MYP), Careers (CP), and Diploma Program (DP)

See our Prospective Students page for an overview of our college-preparatory IB programs, read details below, or contact our faculty for more information. 

  • TJ Purdy, Instructional Coach and IB Diploma Program Coordinator
  • Sean Fullerton, Librarian, IB Extended Essay Coordinator, and IB Theory of Knowledge Teacher
  • Lysandra Ness, Head of School (Principal)
  • Katie Havens, World Language Chair, and IB Creativity, Activity, & Service (CAS) Coordinator
  • Kari Bassen, Counselor and IB Testing Coordinator

Students Describe Benefits of an IB Education

Slideshow Overview of Foss IB Programs

First page of PDF: Foss_IB_presentation_slides

Foss Student and Staff Panel

The IB Learner Profile

IB Programs Help Students Become:


We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.

We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical and emotional—to achieve wellbeing for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live. 

We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

​The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. We believe these attributes, and others like them, can help people become responsible members of local, national and global communities.

Foss IB Programs Policies