Students earn the ISP diploma by acquiring the requisite number of credits in various curriculum areas and may also pursue the International Baccalaureate diploma. A full host of academic and elective courses offer students a challenging program while also allowing them opportunities to stretch themselves by exploring interests in a variety of special areas.
Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate Organization emerged from international efforts to establish common curricula and university entrance credentials for geographically mobile students. The IB Program aims to “develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.”
Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization are eligible to teach the Diploma Program curriculum and to register candidates for examination.
Designed as a comprehensive two-year curriculum, the IB program at ISP allows its graduates to fulfill requirements that are recognized worldwide.
All information on options for Upper School students at ISP, including a list of all IB courses and another with all elective subjects, is available in the Upper School Program of Studies for 2017-2018.
IB Achievements at ISP
Unlike many schools, ISP allows all its students to attempt to obtain an IB diploma.
Looking back as far as 2006, however, the average score of ISP IB Diploma recipients remains consistently above the world average. The average score for students who received the Diploma as ISP’s Class of 2017 was 34 against predicted a world average of 30 points. IB results going back the last 6 years are available here:
Graduating from IB Program provides an excellent pathway for ISP graduates to continue to prestigious universities in the United Kingdom, the United States, Continental Europe, and around the world. A full list of these universities for the last five years attended by ISP graduates, can be viewed here: