The International Baccalaureate
International Baccalaureate programs, found in more than 4,100 schools worldwide, are globally recognized for their unique academic rigor and their emphasis on students’ personal development.
The IB aims to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed and help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. IB students are encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning. For this reason, the IB Program is highly valued by universities around the world.
The IB Learner Profile
The International Baccalaureate supports the development of its students into global citizens and future changemakers. Here the IB’s Learner Profile—with its emphasis on inquiry, knowledge acquisition, empathy, communication, and risk taking—plays a critical role. The primary aim of the Learner Profile is to develop internationally minded individuals who strive toward a better and more peaceful world.
Grades 9 & 10: The International Program (IP)
Discovering your passions is a key goal of the International Program at ISB. During Grades 9 and 10, students are encouraged to try out different subjects, clubs sports, art programs, and service activities and see where their interests lie. At ISB, we believe this experimental approach to learning will help students make informed decisions as they prepare for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. We also believe it critical to supporting students as they develop a lifelong love of learning.
Grades 11 & 12: The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (DP)
The IB Diploma Program in Grades 11 and 12 is a rigorous pre-university course of studies that meets the needs of highly-motivated secondary school students. Designed as a comprehensive two-year curriculum that allows its graduates to fulfill the requirements of various national education systems, the Diploma Program is a perfect combination of the specialization required in some national systems and the breadth preferred in others.
I transferred to ISB before my junior year of high school specifically to take the IB because I was looking for a curriculum which would challenge me intellectually and also broaden my perspectives both in learning and in life. Madeleine Squires, Class of 2019
We invite you to learn more about ISB's International Baccalaureate students and alumni here.