Schools offering the International Baccalaureate
Schools offering the International Baccalaureate: IB World Schools
Students take International Baccalaureate education at a secondary school that has been approved by the International Baccalaureate (IB). The IB calls approved schools 'IB World Schools'. Some schools offer all phases of education for the International Baccalaureate, while other schools only offer 1 or 2 phases. For example, primary schools only offer primary education (Primary Years Programme, PYP).
Checking if a school is an IB World School
The IB website has a register of IB World Schools. In this register, you can check whether a school is an IB World School, when it became one and which phases of IB education it offers. You can check that in the following way:
- Open the register of IB World Schools.
- Under ‘Find an IB World School’, enter information about the school, such as:
- the country in which the school is located under ‘Country/territory’;
- all or part of the name of the school in the search bar ‘Keywords …’;
- Click on ‘Search’ in the bottom right corner. You will now see a table with search results.
- If the school does not appear in the search results, it is probably not approved by the IB. Students cannot obtain IB diplomas from this school.
- If the school appears in the search results, you can check different things:
- A tick next to ‘PYP’ in the table means the school offers IB primary education (Primary Years Programme, PYP).
- A tick next to ‘MYP’ in the table means the school offers IB lower secondary education (Middle Years Programme, MYP).
- A tick next to ‘DP in the table means the school offers IB general upper secondary education (Diploma Programme, DP).
- A tick next to ‘CP’ in the table means the schools offers IB vocational upper secondary education (Career-related Programme, CP).
- If you click on the name of the school, you will find more information about the school, like since when the school has been an IB World School.