What is the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program?
The International Baccalaureate Program was established in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968 with the intent of offering an accredited, well rounded, consistent, recognizable and reputable educational program for students living abroad and wanting to attend universities in the US. Basically, a program designed to provide universities with a "universally understood transcript".
The International Baccalaureate Program is offered worldwide and aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people to help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
At the core of the program is the IB Learner Profile which describes the 10 attributes of an IB student. Think of an IB Program as you would a college major, where there is a set curriculum that must be completed in order to earn a diploma.
MYP for Parents
The IB Middle Years Program (MYP) is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement—essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders. Click to Read More Detailed Information on MYP For Parents to help decide if this path would be a good path for your child.
DP for Parents
The IB Diploma Program (DP) is a two-year international education programme that prepares students age 16–19 years for success going into, and throughout, university. The DP offers a holistic approach to teaching and learning with a keen focus on developing intercultural awareness. Students learn to explore and understand the world around them through inquiry, critical thinking and open-mindedness. Click to Read More Detailed Information on DP for Parents to help decide if this path would be a good path for your child.
IB at MPHS
2019-2020 IB Information Sessions
Did you know? In 1992, MPHS became the first public school in NC to offer the IB Diploma Program (11 & 12th grade) and the first school, public or private, in the United States to offer the IB Middle Years Program (9th and 10th grade).