How to become an IB World School

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Becoming an IB World School (IBWS) means joining a dynamic global network of schools, students and educators, constantly growing and evolving.

The IB is dedicated to ensuring the highest standards of every IB programme through community collaboration and continuous improvement. Each school undergoes a thorough authorization process, ensuring readiness to teach one or more IB programmes.

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If you're interested in learning more about an IB education, or if you’re ready to become an IB World School, you can fill out the form below. We'll provide you with the guidance and support you need to get started.

Explore the authorization process 

The IB is dedicated to offering challenging and unique education programmes worldwide. Before starting your journey, it's essential to grasp the authorization process. The IB’s programme-specific Guides to Authorization offer detailed information to help schools understand, plan for, and complete the process for any of the IB’s four programmes.

How long does it take to become an IB World School?

Use our new interactive timeline tool to anticipate how long your school’s authorization journey will be.

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