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The International Baccalaureate

The #1 global curriculum — recognized worldwide as the “gold standard” in pre-college preparation

The academically rigorous IB is designed to do more than other curricula; it develops inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who are motivated to succeed and make a difference. By crossing disciplinary, cultural, and national boundaries, the IB curriculum stands apart from all others.

IB students are encouraged to challenge assumptions, become independent and critical thinkers, and learn how to learn. These are some of the reasons why the IB provides students with a competitive edge in the college admissions process to top universities around the world. Diploma Program graduates often receive college credit for some of their coursework; and IB research indicates that they are some of the highest performers on university campuses and more likely to pursue post-secondary education than their non-IB peers.

Creating a Better World and Igniting Sparks of Genius

In addition to its challenging academics, the IB fosters the values, knowledge, and skills to solve complex problems and create a better, more peaceful world. IB students learn across disciplinary, cultural, and national boundaries. No other curriculum fits better with our vision of educating the next generation of global leaders.

The rigorous IB also provides the ideal academic framework for igniting the spark of genius in every child. The IB is inquiry-based and students’ curiosity and interests help to guide their own learning from an early age. They have countless opportunities to pursue and share their passions in the classroom at every stage.

Pioneering IB Firsts

Dwight in New York, long a champion of the IB, was the first school in New York authorized to offer the Primary Years and Middle Years Programs — and the first in the Americas authorized to offer the comprehensive IB curriculum. This position on the forefront, which includes piloting online education for the IB, has set Dwight and our global network apart. All of our IB World Schools share a commitment to innovation — and all are shaping the future of global education together.