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 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 their 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

Primary Years Programme
(ages 3-12) 

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Through emphasis on the whole child, Primary Years Programme (PYP) students are encouraged to be active, caring, lifelong learners with personal, positive attributes and the capacity to take responsible action.

PYP for parents

Middle Years Programme
(ages 11-16)

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With great care given to social and emotional wellbeing, students in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) are encouraged to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers prepared for further studies.

MYP for parents

Diploma Programme
(ages 16-19)

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In preparation for university and beyond, students in the Diploma Programme (DP) develop a breadth and depth of knowledge needed to flourish as creative problem-solvers and lifelong independent thinkers.

DP for parents

Career-related Programme
(ages 16-19)

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Fusing academic subjects with professional interests, Career-related Programme (CP) students engage in a practical, real-world approach to learning combined with two challenging DP courses of their choosing.

CP for parents

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. 

Recognition of IB programmes

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.

Find out more

Resources for university applications

Scholarships for IB graduates

Resources for university study in the United States

UCAS resources for the United kingdom

Resources for study in Holland

University application video series

Resources for study in Canada

Resources for study in Australia

Resources for study in Spain

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

How IB students prepare for DP assessments

Maintaining a healthy study-life balance

Preparing for the Extended Essay

How the PYP exhibition engages students

The MYP project and school culture

Tip sheet for parent-teacher meetings

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.


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