About the IB Program
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Full details about the International Baccalaureate Program at all levels can be found at the International Baccalaureate website:
IB Program at Stuart
Stuart offers two levels of the IB Program.
The first level is the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP). This is completed in 9th and 10th grades and is a continuation of the program begun by students at Glasgow Middle School. The IBMYP requires completion of courses in 8 areas of study as well as community service. In order to receive an IBMYP Diploma students must complete a personal project during their 10th grade year. Full details on the Stuart IBMYP are available from the Stuart website, or click here.
The second level offered at Stuart is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). This program is completed during the 11th and 12th grades. This program requires completion of courses and final tests in specific areas of study, as well as community service. To receive the IB Diploma students in 12th grade must complete an extended essay and a special Theory of Knowledge course.
Students not completing the full IB Diploma can choose to receive IB Certificates in specific courses by completing the course and appropriate test. Full details on the Stuart IBDP are available from the Stuart website, or click here.
Recent IB Research
Research shows that IB primary and middle-years students perform better on international assessments than their peers at non-IB schools. IB Students out-perform their non-IB peers in academic area, indicating high social and emotional well-being. Read more
May 23, 2012