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International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

IB logoThe International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers programs for students aged 3 to 19 that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. IB is a non-profit, mission-driven foundation and a recognized leader in the field of international education.

San Diego Unified proudly offers two pathways for IB education. Eight schools participate in the three IB programs (Primary Years Programme: 4 elementaries; Middle Years Programme: 2 middle schools; and Diploma Programme: 2 high schools).

More information about IB schools in San Diego Unified.

IB Diploma Graduate Quote

The San Diego Unified School District IB Mission

The San Diego Unified School District International Baccalaureate Programme, is committed to develop actively engaged learners, who become reflective critical thinkers through innovative academic programs, and are prepared to be successful in a global society.

A Vision for a Better Future

All Students in San Diego Unified IB World Schools will become global citizens who are life-long learners and leaders.

IB Mission Statement

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. (IBO)