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IB Curriculum

Founded in 1960, one of the main goals of the IB Program is the hoped that a shared academic experience emphasizing critical thinking and exposure to a variety of viewpoints would foster tolerance and intercultural understanding among young people. The educational philosophy of the organization is found in its mission statement adopted in 1996: Through comprehensive and balanced curricula coupled with challenging assessments, the International Baccalaureate Organization aims to assist schools in their endeavors to develop the individual talents of young people and teach them to relate the experience of the classroom to the realities of the world outside. Beyond intellectual rigor 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.

Diploma candidates are required to select one subject from each of the six subject groups:
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • Experimental Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Arts and Electives
  • Additionally, diploma candidates must take the Theory of Knowledge course in Junior and Senior year.
A full listing of IB Course offerings can be found in our Course Catalog