The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an acclaimed, two-year university
preparatory program which is based not on the curriculum of a single country but which amalgamates the best elements of many national curricula. Containing features common to US high school curricula, English A-Levels/GCSE, and the French Baccalaureate to name a few educational systems, the IB program is offered by more than 800 national and international high schools around the world. Students who meet the requirements of the program receive at the end of two years an internationally recognized IB Diploma.
Eleventh and twelfth grade students who enroll in the IB Diploma Program must complete three higher-level courses, three standard level courses, the Extended Essay, the Theory of Knowledge course, plus a CAS requirement.
What is the IB Philosophy?
The International Baccalaureate Organization; endeavors to develop the individual talents of young people and teach them to relate experience of the classroom to the realities of the world outside. Beyond intellectual rigour and high academic standards, strong emphasis is placed on the ideals of international understanding and responsible citizenship, to the end that IB students may become critical and compassionate thinkers, lifelong learners and informed participants in local and world affairs, conscious of the shared humanity that binds all people together while respecting the variety of cultures and attitudes that makes for the richness of life. To visit their website, go to http://www.ibo.org.