St Mark’s is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, authorised to teach the Primary Years Programme (PYP).

What is the International Baccalaureate organisation?

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student.  The International Baccalaureate offers a continuum of high-quality education that encourages intercultural understanding and a positive attitude to learning.  Founded in 1968, there are more than one million IB students at 3,650 schools in 145 countries around the world.

What is an IB PYP School?

St Mark’s strives to develop an internationally minded person through an understanding of what it means to be a learner.
We strive to be Thinkers, Communicators, Inquirers and Risk-takers who are Caring, Principled, Open-minded, Balanced, Knowledgeable and Reflective.

The mission of the International Baccalaureate is:

  • To develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people.
  • To create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
  • To work with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
  • To encourage students worldwide to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.