Service programmes empower students to become aware, able and active contributors to the community, whether on campus, locally in Ningbo or internationally with a project in a developing country. Service is at the heart of the IB mission, and service activities are becoming a vital part of the learning programme.

The IB at its core believes in the transformative nature of the experience of serving others and in the responsibility we have to one another and the planet. All teachers, in all classes must include global examples beside local knowledge to help teach students that we are truly connected to others and to our planet and responsible for how it is treated.