The IB Learner Profile

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Learner Profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. The IB Program aims to develop learners who are:

Purcell Marian believes every student should develop these important attributes. These are the Characteristics of a Cavalier and IB Learner:
  • Asks questions until they find answers.
  • Cares about what happens at home and throughout the world.
  • Seeks the truth.
  • Shares their own story and listens to what others have to say.
  • Seeks justice and has the courage to take action when necessary.
  • Celebrates their roots, while appreciating the values and traditions of people from different backgrounds and cultures.
  • Is willing to step outside of their comfort zone and take risks to explore new concepts.
  • Takes time to think, reflect, and evaluate before acting.
  • Understands that we are called to serve and make a difference in the world.
  • Maintains satisfactory academic progress with a consistent grade point average.
In order to be a full diploma candidate, a student must successfully meet the expectations of a diploma candidate outlined and maintained by the IB Organization including:


 Each of the IB's programs is committed to the development of students according to the IB learner profile and the Characteristics of a Cavalier.