Learner P

An individual who is internationally-minded will demonstrate the Learner Profile attributes regularly. The Profile was developed by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) for the PYP.

At Stratford Hall, we recognized early on that it applies to all students, regardless of grade, and to all staff members. Thus, the Profile is core to our work with all students, and it is assessed at each reporting period. The IBO has extended the Profile to all three programs, as a major way to link them together. The following are the official descriptors for the IB Learner Profile. In our PYP grades, we alter the wording so that it is more meaningful to students of that age. IB learners strive to be:


They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.


They explore concepts, ideas, and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.


They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.


They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.




They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice, and respect for the dignity of the
individual, groups, and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences
that accompany them.


They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives,
values, and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating
a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.


They show empathy, compassion, and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal
commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.


They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the
independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas, and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending
their beliefs.


They understand the importance of intellectual, physical, and emotional balance to achieve personal wellbeing
for themselves and others.


They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and
understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.