The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers significant benefits to schools.
If you choose to become an IB World School, you will gain access to:
- high quality programmes of education, which support development of knowledgeable and inquiring students
- professional development that supports effective educators and collaborative professional learning communities
- a worldwide network of highly respected IB World Schools, working together to share best practice.
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Research shows that students in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) performed better than non-IB students in a global International Schools’ Assessment study that ran from 2009-2011.
Further research indicates that Diploma Programme (DP) graduates complete college faster than their peers, feel more prepared for college-level coursework involving research, and are better able to cope with demanding workloads and time-management challenges.
Stimulating professional development
The IB offers extensive professional development for staff at IB World Schools. There are face-to-face and online learning opportunities nearly every day of the year.
Read about IB professional development opportunities.
IB World Schools work within a global community, creating frequent opportunities for shared learning and collaboration with others.