Spain reaches 200 IB World Schools


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The International Baccalaureate (IB) is pleased to celebrate a golden milestone with the announcement of its 200 IB World Schools in Spain

Since the first IB World School in 1977, the IB has grown its presence in the Spanish education ecosystem over the years, reaching more than 270 IB programmes offered across schools, and more than 4,500 students taking the Diploma Programme (DP) exams in 2022.

Maripé Menéndez, Head of Ibero-America Development and Recognition at the IB noted: "It is very exciting for us to be able to celebrate the fact that 200 schools in Spain can now offer one of the IB programmes, 49 of which are public schools. It has always been our goal that more students could take our programmes under the firm conviction of promoting critical and creative thinking in the younger generations to be able to solve complex problems, therefore contributing actively and responsibly to create a better and more peaceful world".

The Director General of the IB, Olli-Pekka Heinonen visited Spain last year, where he met with government officials, school and university leaders, and students from Madrid, Jerez de la Frontera, Seville and Marbella. The Director General also met with the Regional Minister of Education for the State of Madrid Enrique Ossorio. During that meeting, Minister Ossorio declared Madrid's commitment to expanding the DP and MYP in the public school system, to continue empowering Spanish students to thrive and make a difference.