Taking IB principles to new heights

An official International Baccalaureate (IB) World School since 2006, Mackintosh Academy joins nearly 4,000 schools in 146 countries worldwide in preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s world through inquiry-based learning. Our IB curriculum:

  • Encourages students to think as global citizens, and to be meaningful contributors and socially responsible citizens in the world.
  • Addresses the whole child—the social, emotional, physical, cultural needs of children, in addition to academic challenges.
  • Emphasizes thematic study and project-based learning to create opportunities for exploration, active learning, and meaningful connections across subject areas. (See “Inquiry-Based Learning” below.)

IB also means inquiry-based learning

At Mackintosh, we believe the questions are as important as the answers. Inquiry is at the heart of Mackintosh Academy’s philosophy. Students and teachers at Mackintosh never stop asking why, so what, and now what? Lines of inquiry provide a roadmap for students to travel, while optimizing knowledge, curiosity, and creative learning. Inquiry-based curriculum hones students’ self-initiative, organization, collaboration, communication, informational literacy, and high-level thinking skills.

Mackintosh Academy’s IB curriculum focuses on units of inquiry spread across the primary- and middle-school years. Each unit includes a theme of study explored across multiple disciplines, from reading and writing, to math, sciences, social studies, arts, world language, and even PE. Each unit culminates in student projects, which are the hallmark of our program.

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IB organization
Mackintosh Academy is one of nearly 4,000 International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools in 146 countries worldwide. Visit the International Baccalaureate website for more information about IB World Schools.

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. See all IB principles in the IB mission statement.


IB Learner Profile

IB programs encourage international-mindedness in students and educators through the IB learner profile—a set of values that represent IB mission and principles. Discover how the IB learner profile provides context for IB curriculum.

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