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Ralph J. Bunche Middle School MYP
Students engaged in inquiry activities

Students engaged in inquiry activities

Students using Algebra Tiles to Model Expressions (S Jones)

Students using Algebra Tiles to Model Expressions (S Jones)

Teachers attending in-class session

Teachers attending in-class session

International Baccalaureate (IB) Mission & Philosophy

At the centre of an International Baccalaureate (IB) education are students aged 3 to 19 with unique learning styles, strengths and challenges. The IB focuses on each student as a whole person. Thus, IB programmes address not only cognitive development but social, emotional and physical well-being. The aim is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people with adaptable skills to tackle society’s complex challenges and who will help to make it a better, more peaceful world.


Validating the efficacy of the IB’s four programmes are research and more than 45 years of practical experience. IB programmes emphasize learning how to learn and teaching students to value learning as an essential, integral part of their everyday lives.

​The IB promotes the development of schools that:

  • inspire students to ask questions, pursue personal aspirations, set challenging goals and develop the persistence to achieve those goals

  • develop knowledgeable students who make reasoned ethical judgments and acquire the flexibility, perseverance and confidence they need in order to bring about meaningful change

  • encourage healthy relationships, individual and shared responsibility and effective teamwork.

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BMS Media Center Monthly Blog!

IB in action!
IB Shout Out:
  • Please join me in shouting out Madame Nakou!

  • Her students were actively engaged in a cultural lesson about West Africa.  The students sampled tapioca and gari, which are West African specialties.

Our IB Learner Profile Focus is:

                  Open Minded

Visit the Teachers page to Read more on current and previous months' IB Shout Outs!

Teachers Constructing Curriculum

Hard Hat  Zone!


We're shinning the spotlight on some of our very dedicated teachers - who volunteered their Saturday at BMS to collaborate in building our curriculum.

Ralph Johnson Bunche Middle School

1925  Niskey Lake RD SW

Atlanta, GA 30331


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