Associations of IB World Schools

Associations of International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Schools are groups formed by and for IB school practitioners.

They assist teachers, students and existing IB World Schools in their area, supporting schools to implement IB programmes, and providing a forum for discussion within the community.

Many associations also offer orientation events, for those wishing to learn more about the IB, and run professional development workshops in cooperation with us.

Initially launched as informal gatherings of teachers from nearby schools, the Associations have become effective advocates for the IB among universities and governments, and an indispensable resource for schools inquiring about the IB.

Individual members serve as officers and committee members of their association, educate others about the IB, and form a powerful network of support for the larger IB community. 

Becoming an association

If you wish to become an Association of IB World Schools in the Americas, you should email the regional development team[4].

Before doing so, please read through the criteria for recognition.

Is there an association in my area?

There are currently more than 30 associations in the Americas region. They are listed alphabetically below, according to whether they are in Canada, Latin America or the United States.

Associations in Canada

Alberta Association of IB World Schools (ABIBS)
Member: Alberta

Atlantic Canada Association of IB World Schools (website coming soon)
Members: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Bermuda

British Columbia Association of IB World Schools (BCAIBWS)
Member: British Columbia 

IB Schools of Ontario (IBSO)
Member: Ontario 

Prairie Association of IB World Schools
Members: Manitoba, Saskatchewan 

Société des écoles du monde du BI du Québec et de la francophonie (SEBIQ)
Member: Québec 

Associations in Latin America

Asociación Andina de Colegios de Bachillerato Internacional (AACBI)
Member: Colombia

Asociación Chilena del Bachillerato Internacional (ACHBI)
Member: Chile

Asociación de Colegios del Bachillerato Internacional del Rio de la Plata (ACBIRP)
Member: Argentina, Uruguay

Asociación de Colegios del BI de Costa Rica (ASOBITICO)
Member: Costa Rica

Asociación de Colegios IB Perú (ASCIBP) 
Member: Perú

Asociación Ecuatoriana de Coordinadores de Colegios B.I. (ASECCBI)
Member: Ecuador

Asociación Mexicana (IBAMEX) 
Member: Mexico

Asociación de Colegios Del Mundo BI de Venezuela (COMUBIVE) 
Member: Venezuela

Associations in the USA

Alabama Association of IB World Schools (IBSA)
Member: Alabama

Arizona Association of IB World Schools 
Member: Arizona

Association of IB World Schools of Georgia  (IBGA)    
Member: Georgia

Association of IB World Schools of Utah 
Member: Utah

Association of Texas of IB World Schools (TIBS) 
Member: Texas

California Association of IB World Schools (CAWS)      
Members: California

Florida League of IB Schools  (FLIBS)         
Members: Florida and Louisiana

Guild of IB Schools of the Northeast (GIBS)         
Members: Maine, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania (East)

Hawai'i Association of IB World Schools (HAIBWS)
Member: Hawai'i

Illinois Association of IB World Schools (IIBS)
Member: Illinois

Indiana Association of IB World Schools (HOOSIER AIBSW - HIBS)   
Member: Indiana

Louisiana Association of IB World Schools   
Member: Louisiana

Michigan Association of IB World Schools (IBSOM)        
Member: Michigan

Mid-Atlantic Association of IB World Schools (IBMA)  
Members: District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware

Midwest Association of IB World Schools (MIBS)
Members: Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa

Minnesota Association of IB World Schools (MNIB)      
Member: Minnesota

Nevada Association of IB World Schools
Member: Nevada

New Mexico Association of IB World Schools
Member: New Mexico

North Carolina Association of IB World Schools     
Member: North Carolina

Northwest Association of IB World Schools (NIBA)      
Members: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho

Ohio Association of IB World Schools   
Member: Ohio

Rocky Mountain Association of IB World Schools (IBARMS)        
Members: Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico

South Carolina Association of IB World Schools (SCIBS)     
Member: South Carolina

Tennessee Association of IB World Schools (TIBA)      
Member: Tennessee

Wisconsin Association of IB World Schools (WAIBWS)      
Member: Wisconsin