What is an IB Education?

Founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968, the International Baccalaureate (IB) offers high quality programs of international education to a worldwide community of schools.  An IB education:

Focuses on learners – the IB’s student-centred programmes 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. 


At a glance

There are currently over 900,000 IB students in over 140 countries, across 4,069 schools. In Austria there are 11 IB schools, but only 3 of them offer the PYP. 

Anton Bruckner International School is the only PYP school in Upper Austria.

Three Great Programmes

The International Baccalaureate Organization offers three programmes of study to meet the needs of the students as they progress through their education: The Primary Years Programme (ELC to grade 5/6), the Middle Years Programme (grade 6/7 to grade 10) and the Diploma Programme (Grades 11 & 12).

Anton Bruckner International School currently offers the Primary Years Programme, and is a candidate school for the Middle Years Programme.

Anton Bruckner International School is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy: a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education that we believe is important for our students.