Private Schools Offering an International Baccalaureate Diploma

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Schools which offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, often referred to as the IB Program, adhere to international curriculum and teaching standards. Their teaching and assessment are subject to rigorous and frequent inspection and monitoring. That's one reason why IB schools are so well respected. Their graduates matriculate to colleges and universities worldwide. 

Al-Arqam Islamic School, Sacramento, CA

Religious Affiliation: Muslim
Grades: K-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: The school was founded in 1998. It offers traditional core academic subjects. Muslim religious teachings with a global view are fundamental to the school's approach. The school is accredited by the Western States Association.

Atlanta International School, Atlanta, GA

Church Affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Atlanta International School offers a rigorous academic program. Its graduates matriculate to some of the best colleges and universities at home and abroad. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Awty International School, Houston, TX

Church Affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: The Awty International School offers the IB Diploma Programme as well as a course of studies leading to the French Baccalaureate. The school is the second largest international school in the United States. 54% of the student body comes from abroad.

British School of Boston, Boston, MA

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian

Comments: The British School of Boston opened in 2000. It is an International Baccalaureate school which caters to an international clientele of students and families.

The British School of Houston, Houston, TX

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian

Comments: The British School of Houston opened in 2000. It is an International Baccalaureate school which caters to an international clientele of students and families.

Brooklyn Friends School, Brooklyn, NY

Religious affiliation: Quaker

Comments: Brooklyn Friends School was founded in 1867. It is one of the most diverse schools in the U.S. It has a superb college preparatory curriculum.

Cardinal Newman High School, West Palm Beach, FL

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Comments: Cardinal Newman High School provides a variety of college preparatory courses designed to expand students' thinking and develop the skills necessary to succeed at college level studies.

Cathedral High School, Indianapolis, IN

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Comments: Cathedral High School provides a variety of college preparatory courses designed to expand students' thinking and develop the skills necessary to succeed at college level studies. The school has approximately 1,300 students and was founded in 1918.

Catholic Memorial High, Waukesha, WI

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Comments: Catholic Memorial High provides a variety of college preparatory courses designed to expand students' thinking and develop the skills necessary to succeed at college level studies.

Cheshire Academy, Cheshire, CT

Religious affiliation: Nondenominational 
Grades: 9-12/PG
School Type: Coeducational, boarding school, day school
Comments: Founded in 1794, Cheshire Academy is one of the oldest boarding schools in the U.S., and is the first private school in Connecticut to offer the diploma programme. In addition to the IB program, the Academy is known for its competitive athletics and rich arts programs.

Clearwater Central Catholic High School, Clearwater, FL

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Comments: Clearwater Central Catholic High School combines traditional Catholic teachings with solid college preparatory academics to stimulate and inspire young minds in their high school years.

Dallas International School, Dallas, TX

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian

Comments: Dallas International School offers instruction in French and English. It integrates the French National Curriculum with the best practices in education from America and elsewhere.

The Dwight School, New York, NY

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian

Comments: Dwight offers an unusual amalgam of internationalism and civic awareness. The school is the only New York City school to offer the International Baccalaureate at all three levels. It instills a sense of civic responsibility in all its students. This is a selective school.

Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Anaheim, CA

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian

Grades: PK-12 School Type: Coeducational, day school Comments: Fairmont Schools educates its students academically as well as develops each child to the fullest extent socially, emotionally and spiritually. The school has offered the IB diploma programme since 1995.

George School, Newtown, PA

Religious affiliation: Quaker

Comments: George School was founded in 1893. It offers the demanding International Baccalaureate program in addition to the more common AP curriculum. The school is situated on a 265 acre campus near Philadelphia.

Gulliver Schools, Miami, FL

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian

Comments: Vision, drive, determination have produced an incredible group of schools known as Gulliver Schools. With over two thousand students Gulliver would seem a behemoth as far as private schools go. In reality it is a cluster of smaller schools, each with its own distinct purpose and student body sharing the inspired leadership of one of south Florida's legendary educators, Dr. Marian Krutulis.

The Harrisburg Academy, Wormleysburg, PA

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian

Comments: The Harrisburg Academy provides a variety of college preparatory courses designed to expand students' thinking and develop the skills necessary to succeed at college level studies. The Academy was founded in 1784.

International High School of San Francisco, CA

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian

Comments: International High School of San Francisco offer both the International Baccalaureate and French Baccalaureate programs. The school is bilingual and has approximately 950 students.

International School of Boston, MA

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian

Comments: International School of Boston offers instruction in French and English. It prepares children to embrace the opportunities and responsibilities they will face as global citizens by providing a quality education.

International School of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian

Comments: International School of Indiana offers instruction in French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and English. It prepares children to embrace the opportunities and responsibilities they will face as global citizens by providing a quality education.

Lycee International De Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Le Lycee Internationale de Los Angeles offers instruction in French and English. It is an IB school.

New Hampton chool, New Hampton, NH

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, boarding/day school
Comments: New Hampton School offers a structured and challenging environment that encourages spiritual, moral, academic and social growth.

Notre Dame Academy, Green Bay, WI

Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Notre Dame Academy offers its students a challenging, stimulating high school experience designed to prepare them for college level academics as well as life in general.

Sacred Heart Academy, Louisville, KY

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Comments: Sacred Heart Academy gives young women a challenging, dynamic high school experience which provides a solid foundation for achievements in later life.

Saint Edmund Preparatory High School, Brooklyn, NY

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: Saint Edmund Preparatory High School offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association.

Saint Scholastica Academy, Chicago, IL

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Comments: Saint Scholastica Academy provides the guidance a Catholic student needs to incorporate the teachings of moral and spiritual values of the Catholic Church in an intellectual, social and emotional environment. This is a Benedictine school.

St. Paul's School, Brooklandville, MD

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: K-12
School Type: Coeducational/Boys, day school
Comments: Saint Paul's School is coeducational in its lower school and boys only in the middle and upper school. The upper school offers the IB Diploma Programme. St. Paul's sister school is St. Paul's School for Girls.

Saint Timothy's School, Stevenson, MD

Religious affiliation: Episcopal

Comments: Saint Timothy's School gives young women a comprehensive high school experience which prepares them for life.

Santa Margarita Catholic High School, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Comments: Santa Margarita Catholic High School offers its students a challenging, stimulating high school experience designed to prepare them for college level academics as well as life in general. This is a large high school which has plenty of sports and extracurricular activities to interest your young person.

Trinity Episcopal School, Richmond, VA

Religious affiliation: Episcopal

Comments: Trinity Episcopal School prepares its students to embrace the opportunities and responsibilities they will face as global citizens by providing a quality education.

United Nations International School, New York, NY

Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: K-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: UNIS is a large school serving the diplomatic and expat community in Manhattan. It also has been one of the leaders in integrating technology in the classroom.

Vincentian Academy, Pittsburgh, PA

Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school
Comments: The Academy was founded in 1932 and has been associated with Duquesne University since 1995. The Academy offers students a challenging, dynamic high school experience which provides a solid foundation for achievements in later life.

Xaverian High School, Brooklyn, NY

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Boys, day school
Comments: Xaverian High offers a traditional Catholic education to the highest Xaverian Brothers standards. XHS is also an IB school. It has comprehensive academic and sports programs.

Article edited by Stacy Jagodowski