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Giaudrone IB World School

IB Middle Years Program


Giaudrone Middle School is a candidate school* for the Middle Years Program. Candidate schools pursue authorization as an IB World School. IB schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education.

ibmyp-intro-video.jpgThe 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.

The organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment to foster active, compassionate and lifelong learners. 

All GMS students are part of the IB and required to take the 8 core subjects: arts, language and literature, design, physical education, language acquisition,  math, science, and individuals in societies.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programs: the Primary Years Program (PYP), the Middle Years Program (MYP), or the Diploma Program.


Check out the IB website for more information »

See the slideshow from our last IB Night »

Learn about Foss IB World School, Tacoma's only high school offering the IB Diploma Program.


ib-learner-profile-logo.pngInternationally-minded learners


The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.


Foss IB learners strive to be:


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. 

​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.


An IB education:

  • gms-applause.jpgfocuses on learners
    the IB’s student-centred programs promote healthy relationships, ethical responsibility and personal challenge,
  • develops effective approaches to teaching and learning
    IB programmes help students to develop the attitudes and skills they need for both
    academic and personal success,
  • works within global contexts
    IB programmes increase understanding of languages and cultures, and explore globally significant ideas and issues,
  • explores significant content
    IB programmes offer a curriculum that is broad and balanced, conceptual and connected.