Through comprehensive and balanced curricula coupled with challenging assessments, the International Baccalaureate Organisation aims to assist schools in their endeavours to develop the individual talents of young people and teach them to relate the experience of the classroom to the realities of the world outside. Beyond intellectual rigour and high academic standards, strong emphasis is placed on the ideals of international understanding and responsible citizenship, to the end that IB students may become critical and compassionate thinkers, lifelong learners and informed participants in local and world affairs, conscious of the shared humanity that binds all people together while respecting the variety of cultures and attitudes that makes for the richness of life.
The IB program is now offered in more than 4,664 state and private schools in 147 countries, including 73 in Germany. The IB program includes three main programs for students aged 3 to 19.
Grade 12 graduates can qualify for an IB Diploma that will allow access to the best universities and colleges worldwide. In February 2000, German educational authorities recognized the IB Diploma for all German students wishing to enter German universities. DIS will also award a US-style DIS High School Diploma to its graduates.
For more information on all IB programs and organisation, please visit the IBO at: www.ibo.org.