Become an IB World School

In order to offer one or more of the International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes of education, schools must complete an authorization process. Once they have been authorized, they are known as IB World Schools.

This section of our website tells you how to become an IB World School, including the fees and costs involved.

Support for IB schools

Support services from the IB

To aid the development of IB World Schools, the IB is trialling a new suite of enhancement services. It also provides short-term grants for schools with financial challenges. 

Useful resources for schools

The IB provides a range of useful materials for IB World Schools and potential IB World schools, including the IB resource library and a glossary of terms.