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International Baccalaureate® (IB)

Dunecrest American School is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

IB programs, taught in more than 4000 schools globally, encourage academic rigor, deep inquiry and relentless curiosity to develop students to be caring, courageous risk takers and critical thinkers. An IB education inspires young people to become lifelong learners, using their energy, conviction and positivity to engage with increasingly complex and interconnected global challenges. It teaches children and students that each one of us is responsible for the rest of us, and this understanding is a necessary basis for progress toward a more just and peaceful world. The IB vision is to foster open and enlightened minds and the IBO has done this successfully for five decades.

The IB takes a truly holistic approach to education and is the best educational preparation for students who seek to continue their education in colleges and universities around the world.

All IB programs are driven by a commitment to multilingualism and international mindedness, and to action through service in the student’s own community and beyond. The IB encourages the curiosity inherent in every child, developing a love of learning and an attitude of constant questioning and a hunger for knowledge and understanding.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.