The Learner Profile

Meadowridge School believes whole-heartedly in the development of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Learner Profile attributes for all members of our school community. The Learner Profile outlines the attributes to which we work toward every day.

Part of the planning of Units of Inquiry focuses on the Learner Profile and classroom teachers use literature and other resources to teach about these attributes. Additionally, our Library has a wide range of literary titles which reinforce each Learner Profile. We view the development of these attributes as important not only as a part of children’s school life, but also in their lives outside of school.

We strive to be Knowledgeable about the world, natural Inquirers, deep Thinkers, Communicators in a variety of ways, Caring towards ourselves and others, Principled in our actions, Open-minded to all, Balanced in our daily lives, Risk-takers in new learning situations and Reflective.

Why the Learner Profile?

The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. We believe these attributes, and others like them, can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national and global communities.

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The Learner Profile is referenced in the School Mission and Vision statements. There are Learner Profile visuals in all PYP and MYP classrooms, the gymnasium, offices, and meeting rooms throughout the school. The Learner Profile is an important feature in student planners and agendas, and included in a variety of informational brochures and handbooks. It is referred to in teacher course outlines, unit planners, assessment documents and progress reports.

The Learner Profile is an important part of our daily conversations with students in classroom settings, in the hallways at break times and during co-curricular activities.

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We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others.

We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.


We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.


We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.


We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.


We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.


We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.


We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.


We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives intellectual, physical, and emotional to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.


We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.


We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.