IB with Character

IB Character Traits Six IB Pillars

At Jefferson we are “IB with Character”The goal of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Thomas Jefferson Middle School is to develop active, life-long learners who have the knowledge, abilities and skills to function independently and collaboratively as members of our local, national and international communities.  Character education was established to promote the  importance of cultivating strong character as students mature and develop decision-making skills as young learners.  The Jefferson counseling department purposefully aligns monthly IB Learner Profile Traits with Character Pillars demonstrating the interconnectedness of living and learning in our global society.  

Month Character Trait IB Learner Profile
October Responsibility Principled
November Trustworthiness Risk-Takers
December Caring Caring
January Thoughtful Thinkers
February Organization Inquirers
March Fairness Balanced
April Respect Communicators
May Test Taking Skills Knowledgeable
June  Citizenship   Reflecting
Looking Ahead to the Future
Community and Service Project

For additional information contact:

Kip Malinosky

Thomas Jefferson IB Coordinator