School success stories

IB World Schools around the globe grow the Diploma Programme in their own unique ways. Take a look at their strategies and discover how the DP has benefited their students, faculty and community in general.

Millbrook High School, Raleigh, North Carolina, US

From the beginning, Millbrook High School has raised no barriers to enrolling in its Diploma Programme. Coordinator Loren Baron credits that approach with helping spur the programme’s growth.

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Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, Virginia, US

Eighty-five percent of the students at Robinson Secondary School take at least one DP class. That has not always been the case. The coordinators and teachers who make that possible believe in their students and the IB philosophy—and they work hard to support both. 

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Campbell High School, Smyrna, Georgia, US

Like other IB World Schools, Campbell High School attracts students with its Diploma Programme. Then it goes a step further by supporting them with a system designed to make sure they succeed in the programme. 

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Atlantic Community High School, Delray Beach, Florida, US

At Atlantic Community High School, the Diploma Programme was selected as the tool of choice for improvement. More than 20 years later, it has transformed the school in unexpected ways.

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Tonbridge Grammar School, United Kingdom

The Diploma Programme helps both Tonbridge Grammar School and its students to grow and be the best they can be.

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The International School of Dusseldorf, Germany

The International School of Düsseldorf was one of the first schools to offer the Diploma Programme. Some 40 years later, the school continues to believe strongly in the IB pedagogy.

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Bavarian International School, Germany

Bavarian International School helps its Diploma Programme students choose goals, such as going to a good university, and then provides support to help them achieve those goals.

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High School Affiliated to Renmin University, China

Founded in 1950, the High School Affiliated to Renmin University just began offering the Diploma Programme in 2012. Yet the cohort already has increased to the point that the biggest barrier to more growth is simply space.

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Cathedral Vidya School, India

By concentrating on the needs of each DP student, Cathedral Vidya School, Lonavala, has served them well—and helped its programme attract more students.

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Indus International School, India

To help achieve the school’s motto and goal for students, the Indus International School in Pune is growing its Diploma Programme.

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