THE IB HOLISTIC PHILOSOPHY
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is the world's most robust academic program emphasizing academic achievement, critical thinking, research skills and community service. It has been operating for 50 years and is offered by nearly 3,875 schools in 147 countries around the world.
The IB Diploma Program at St. Edward High School is for students who desire a curriculum that presents subject matter from a worldwide perspective. Students who are highly motivated and intellectually curious will thrive in this course of study. The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally-minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help create a better and more peaceful world. Informed by these values, an IB education centers on learners, delivers well-researched instruction, and explores diverse, global content.
Students are admitted for 9th grade (pre-IB) through an application process, which begins in November of 8th grade. Selection is based on grades, teacher recommendations, evidence of motivation, and an interview.
As St. Edward High School accelerates its commitment to interdisciplinary learning and more robust than ever academic and extracurricular opportunities, we explore how rich an Edsman's four years can be in the video below featuring the 2019 Man of the Year, Teon Smith.