About International Baccalaureate

  • Three Manor ISD schools are working toward the goal of becoming International Baccalaureate schools. The IB program is academically rigorous and provides many advantages to its graduates.

    Path to IB

    Bluebonnet Trail Elementary and Presidential Meadows Elementary School are now candidate schools for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. Their application for candidacy was approved on June 7, 2018. The candidacy period for these schools will begin formally on September 1, 2018.

    These schools are pursuing authorization as IB World Schools. IB World Schools share a common philosophy-a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education – that we believe is important for our students in Manor Independent School District.

    Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programs: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

    Manor Middle School will pursue the Middle Years Program at a later date.

    What is IB?

    The development of internationally-minded people who, recognize their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, helps to create a better and more peaceful world.

    IB learners strive to be:

    • Inquirers
    • Thinkers
    • Communicators
    • Risk-takers
    • Knowledgeable
    • Principled
    • Caring
    • Open-minded
    • Balanced
    • Reflective
    • (IB Learner Profile)

    IB Learners demonstrate:

    • Appreciation
    • Commitment
    • Confidence
    • Cooperation
    • Creativity
    • Curiosity
    • Empathy
    • Enthusiasm
    • Independence
    • Integrity
    • Respect
    • Tolerance

    Participating schools

    • Manor Middle School
    • Bluebonnet Trail Elementary School
    • Presidential Meadows Elementary School