The IB Program at ISP
Founded in the 1968, the International Baccalaureate Organization grew out of international school efforts to establish a common curriculum and university entrance credentials for geographically mobile students.
ISP is one of over 4,000 schools throughout the world to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, a rigorous pre-university course of studies, leading to examinations, that meets the needs of highly motivated students.
Designed as a comprehensive two-year curriculum, the IB program allows its graduates to fulfill requirements that are recognized worldwide. Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization are eligible to teach the Diploma Program curriculum and to register candidates for examination.
Unlike many schools, ISP allows all its students to attempt to obtain an IB diploma.
The average score for ISP students who received the diploma in 2016 was 33 against a predicted world average of 30 points. Let us repeat: ISP is a non-selective school (we do not require applicants to ISP to take exams that might prove their ability to do well on standardized exams) and then, when they become ISP students, even if we predict that they will not score over a certain amount, we do not prevent them from taking the IB diploma. Nevertheless, going back as far as 2006, the average score of ISP IB Diploma recipients remains consistently above 32.
IB Qualifications of ISP Upper School Faculty:
- All faculty are IB‐trained;
- The ISP Faculty includes Eight examiners and three senior examiners;
- Three ISP Faculty members are involved in IB curriculum development;
- ISP has four Workshop trainers;
- Two ISP Faculty members are also IB Online Curriculum Center faculty members;
- One ISP Faculty member is an IB textbook author.
If you have questions about the International Baccalaureate program at ISP, please email us