George School joins with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization to offer students the option of the IB Diploma Program. The innovative curriculum, designed for the junior and senior years, balances rigorous academic work with community service, creativity, and physical activity. The internationally recognized diploma prepares students for admission to universities around the world as well as US colleges.
Ari Solow ’87 is the first George School student to earn an IB diploma. Through the years, the number of students in the IB program grows, as do their scores on the culminating exams. In the 2010s, IB certificate options (for single disciplines) are added to provide students with greater flexibility, and all students take at least some IB courses.
George School remains one of few US boarding schools to offer the IB Diploma Program.
Note: Pictured here is IB Director Ralph Lelii who, in 1995, took over the role from Lin Parker, the first IB coordinator at George School.