The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a two year pre university course of studies that meets the needs of highly motivated students between the ages of 16 and 19 years. The programme, which is offered in about 2000 schools around the world, is administered by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Beyond intellectual rigour and high academic standards, strong emphasis is placed on the ideals of international understanding and responsible world citizenship, to the end that the IB students may become critical and compassionate thinkers. In each IB school the IB Coordinator, together with the IB Faculty of teachers, is responsible for the fulfilment of the requirements.
Oulun Lyseo lukio IB mission statement
In Oulun Lyseon lukio the emphasis in education is on freedom, responsibility and equity. Oulun Lyseo fosters a sense of community and consideration toward others. All members of the school community advance the appreciation of diversity, intercultural awareness and the maintenance of a sustainable lifestyle in a globalized world. The Lyseo experience embodies the promotion of human rights, democracy and altruism. Our goal is to help our students to grow into critical thinkers and well balanced individuals.