George School is one of a few U.S. boarding schools offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. It is an extraordinary and challenging two-year curriculum in your junior and senior years. The Diploma Program structures and balances rigorous academic work with requirements that push you outside the classroom into community service, creativity, and physical activity. It will get you ready for college here in the States or at universities around the world.
Lots of us take IB here, but the full Diploma Program is not everyone’s cup of tea. Some challenge-seeking students take one or several IB classes in their favorite subjects. And whether you take just a single class, earn a subject specific IB Certificate, or work through the full two-year program towards the IB Diploma, you’ll think deeply and critically. You’ll learn to question, research, and write thoroughly, ambitiously, distinctly. You’ll probably change the way you look at the world, and you’ll help others (including your teachers) change the way they look at the world as well.
IB is designed to help you improve the world through knowledge and respect. We feel the IB mission and goals fit our Quaker values particularly well, especially the belief that multiple people with multiple views can all be right.
Read more details about the IB Program here or at the official IB website. Current students and their families can access additional information from the IB Program page on our secure portal. You can also contact George School’s IB Coordinator Ralph Lelii with any questions.