History of the International Baccalaureate

"The International Baccalaureate was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968 as a non-profit educational foundation. Its original purpose was to facilitate the international mobility of students preparing for university by providing schools with a curriculum and diploma recognized by universities around the world. Since then its mission has expanded, and it now seeks to make an IB education available to students of all ages.

Today, we make an IB education available to students aged 3 to 19, spanning the years from kindergarten to pre-university. It is taught in state and private, national and international schools. The three IB programmes can be offered individually, but a growing number of schools offer them as a continuum. "

-http://ibo.org/history/