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International Baccalaureate (IB)




LOCATIONS: Central, Frederick Douglass, Laurel, Parkdale, Suitland

PROGRAM INFO: Advanced Programs

WEBSITE: International Baccalaureate (IB)

SOCIAL MEDIA:  @PGCPSAdvancedPrograms | @PGCPSAdvancedP1


Transportation is provided for students to the IB boundary school designated by the student’s address listed in our student information system. The links are below. 

You may go to School Finder confirm the IB boundary school for your address.


The International Baccalaureate© (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation founded in 1968.  Its mission is to create a better world through a high-quality education.  The IB offers four highly respected programs of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn, work and succeed in a rapidly globalizing world.     

The mission of the International Baccalaureate:

“The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”

Program Features

  • Opportunity to participate in a cohorted two-year, rigorous program with an interdisciplinary approach to education
  • Opportunity to earn an International Diploma and receive college credits that are accepted at numerous universities and colleges globally
  • Opportunity to be assessed with project and performance based learning

Choose this program if your child...

  • Is interested in challenging themselves academically and pursuing a course of study designed to develop globally minded students
  • Wants to work alongside other students in a collaborative environment that emphasizes service learning projects that bring about change.
  • Demonstrates an interest in language learning
  • Is an independent learner
  • Wants to challenge knowledge with the Theory of Knowledge course in which students’ reflect upon how we know what we know
  • Wants to develop their critical and creative thinking skills
  • Has an interest in expressive and analytical writing


Who can apply

All students in Grade 8 and Grade 9 who are interested can apply

When to Apply

October 2, 2023 - December 15, 2023