International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a recognized leader in the field of international education, encouraging students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners. The IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

The IB Diploma Programme was created in 1968 and is one of the most academically challenging, rigorous academic programs that prepare students for success in college and life beyond. The program is normally taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.

The IB Diploma Programme focuses on a rigorous curriculum, higher-level thinking, and developing lifelong learners. IB’s integrated approach encourages students to think beyond the boundaries of their communities to engage in a rapidly globalizing world. IB students are highly regarded and well respected throughout the academic community everywhere in the world.

International High School of New Orleans of New Orleans was awarded IB World School status in March of 2011. We emphasize an educational experience that provides an international perspective and international exposure. Our students and staff represent numerous continents and speak several world languages including Arabic, French, Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.