The IB Americas includes IB World Schools in 31 countries and territories in Central, North and South America. IB World Schools in the Americas are state/public, private, magnet, charter, international, parochial and secular and serve a broad and diverse range of students in urban, suburban and rural communities.
There are 544 schools providing the Primary Years Programme in 18 countries, 706 providing the Middle Years Programme in 17 countries and 1,263 providing the Diploma Programme in 31 countries.
New research on the IB
The IB has released two new research briefs on the IB in the Americas: “Title I IB Schools (2009-2010)” and “Key findings from research on the impact of IB programmes in the Americas region.”
According to the Title I research brief, “Overall, more than half (56%) of IB public schools (IB World Schools or candidate schools) were designated Title I. Of that 56%, the majority (71%) are Schoolwide Title I. 40% of all US IB public schools offer Schoolwide Title I programmes.”
Addressing Access Blog
For more information regarding IB and access and advancement, please visit the Addressing Access blog. This blog houses resources created with a grant from the US Department of Education (2006-2009) and includes tools like an access rubric, backward maps, case studies, research, action kits, and links to resouces. Click here
The second research brief, “Key findings from research on the impact of IB programmes in the Americas region,” which is available in English, French, and Spanish, lists findings that come from a sampling of research reports commissioned by the IB and a sampling of independent research reports, journal articles and dissertations written by individuals or groups not in collaboration with the IB.
To find further information on these studies, please visit the program impact studies page .
The IB has produced two new videos to promote the Diploma Programme. The videos feature IB Diploma students from three US high schools discussing their inspiration for and experiences in the Diploma Programme.
"Choices" features students discussing how the Diploma Programme is helping them invest in their futures. "Experience the Diploma Programme" features students talking about their lives as students in the Diploma Programme and their aspirations for after high school.
Experience the Diploma Programme
Countries in this region
Information about IB World Schools and university recognition policies are available for each of the countries in this region.
Workshops and conferences
The following workshops/conferences are a sample of scheduled events to be run in this region. For a complete listing please visit our calendar pages.
- Chile, 23 May 2013 — Talleres de Categoría 1, 2, y 3 del Programa del Diploma y Talleres de Categorías 2 y 3 del PEP en Santiago (IB Américas) (3 days)
- United States, 27 May 2013 — Category 3 Seminars on Science with the American Museum of Natural History in New York (42 days)
- United States, 7 June 2013 — Continuum Category 3 Workshop and Diploma Category 3 Workshop in Bethesda Global Centre (IB Americas) (3 days)
- United States, 17 June 2013 — Category 1, 2, and 3 Diploma Workshops in Montezuma (UWC - USA) (5 days)
- United States, 18 June 2013 — Continuum Category 3 Workshop and Category 1, 2, and 3 MYP Workshops in Atlanta (CASIE) (3 days)
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IB Buenos Aires Office
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Associations of IB World Schools
Many IB World Schools have chosen to form local associations with other IB World Schools at a national or subregional level.