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IB Schools

IB logoSan Diego Unified School District proudly offers two pathways, both of which form a coherent sequence of International Baccalaureate education programs.

IB Pathway
(Mission Bay High Cluster)
IB Pathway
(San Diego High Cluster)

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Primary Years Program

(PYP), for grades prek - 5th

Focus on the development of the whole child in the classroom and in the world outside.

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Kate Sessions Elementary School (preK-5)

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Alice Birney Elementary (TK-5)

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Jefferson Elementary (preK-5)

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McKinley Elementary (TK-5)

IB Pathway
(Mission Bay High Cluster)
IB Pathway
(San Diego High Cluster)

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Middle Years Program

(MYP), for grades 6, 7, 8 (three year modified program)

Provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills, achieved through embracing and transcending traditional school subjects.

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Pacific Beach Middle (6-8)

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Roosevelt Middle (6-8)

IB Pathway
(Mission Bay High Cluster)
IB Pathway
(San Diego High Cluster)

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Diploma Program

(DP), for grades 11 and 12

Demanding two-year curriculum leading to final examinations and a qualification that is welcomed by leading universities around the world.

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Mission Bay High School (serves students 9-12th grade with IB Diploma Program for11 and 12th grades only)

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San Diego High School (serves students 9-12th grade with IB Diploma Program for11 and 12th grades only)


Becoming an authorized IB School is an intensive process that typically takes two or more years and includes ongoing visits from teams from the IB Organization. The schools above have been authorized and continue to be under evaluation on a regular basis.