International Baccalaureate

Founded in 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 which offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, a rigorous pre-university course of studies that meets the needs of highly motivated students.

IB program

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.

ISP is a non-selective school and does not require applicants to take exams that might prove their ability to do well on standardised exams. 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 2020 was 35 against a world average of 30 points. Looking back as far as 2006, the average score of ISP IB Diploma recipients remains consistently above 32.

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.