We, as teachers, always want to be an inspiration and we want to open minds up.Marie-Louise Brown - DP alumnus and IB coordinator
Information for parents
At the International Baccalaureate® (IB), every student’s education is at the centre of all that we do. Because we share every parent's commitment to the success of his or her child, we've created this page to help parents understand, and to make the most of, the programmes we offer in partnership with IB World Schools.
Four programmes, for ages 3-19
The IB has four programmes of education, with many schools offering more than one. After exploring below, visit the continuum video library to hear more from IB students, teachers and parents.
Primary Years Programme
Middle Years Programme
Arthi Nachiappan, IB alumna
"I really loved the ethos and rigour of the IB: its focus on independent thinking and the equal value it placed on a range of disciplines made it stand out as the best qualification for me to become a better all-round thinker."
The IB publishes a wealth of research showing the outcomes of an IB education. This research shows that IB students are highly successful and develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes they need to excel not only in their studies, but also in their personal growth.
Research on the PYP and MYP
Research on the DP
From the IB to higher education
IB graduates are academically prepared for university coursework and research shows that they perform exceptionally well when compared to their non-IB peers.
Recognition of IB programmes
Many universities publish policies explaining exactly how an IB student can apply.
You can find out more about the IB's recognition efforts using the link below.
Requesting DP transcripts
The IB provides an official transcript of grades for the DP.
Before results are released, students may request to send results to six universities.
Resources for university applications
|Resources for study in Canada|
IB alumnus now at American University, USA
"Writing ability is one of the fundamental pillars of a good IB student, and it continues to be one of the most important aspects of university-level work."
Supporting your child in the IB
To help guide you and your child along your child's educational journey, please use the resources below.
IB programmes develop students of all ages into lifelong learners. Many former IB students continue their link with the IB through alumni activities and the IB alumni network.
Tips for guiding IB students
IB alumna now at Yale University, USA
"The best part was getting to know the people who took the IB with me. They were persistent and very hard working. I was able to make a tight-knit group of friends that I got to know on a personal level."
Enrolling your child at an IB World School
To enrol your child at an IB World School, we encourage parents to contact the school's admissions office directly for more information.
The IB provides a curriculum and assessment framework that is used by IB World Schools. As independent organizations, each school has its own admissions criteria.
If you'd like more information, please contact the IB or an IB World School in your area.
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