IB is for the intellectually curious. Any student who is eager to learn, to question, and to discuss is welcome to apply. While most successful IB Diploma students take several honors classes before the beginning of the junior year, exceptions can be made.
Successful International Baccalaureate Diploma students:
- are self-motivated and family-supported. The desire to pursue and succeed in the IB Program must ultimately come from within the student.
- have a desire to challenge themselves intellectually and academically. Students who just want to “get by” or who are “going through the motions” to get into college will be uncomfortable in an IB environment.
- are competent readers. Students should read at or above their grade level.
- speak and write the English language clearly and effectively.
- possess or are eager to acquire analytical/critical thinking skills.
- possess or are willing to acquire good time and stress management skills.
- are open to new ideas and tolerant of different beliefs.
- participate in actively and enthusiastically in school and in their community.