IB Diploma Programme

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 Lyseon lukio Mission Statement

In the Oulun Lyseon Lukio IB programme we emphasize freedom, responsibility, and equity. As a school community, we aim to advance the appreciation of diversity, intercultural awareness, and our environment.

We strive to support our students in their personal development during the IB programme. Our goal is to help them grow as critical thinkers who value physical wellbeing, emotional balance, and the rigor and importance of academia. In our school we encourage students to grow into constructive communicators, active citizens, and lifelong learners.