THE IBDP MISSION
The International Baccalaureate (IB) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
The International Baccalaureate is the world's most rigorous academic program emphasizing academic achievement, critical thinking, research skills and community service. It has been operating world-wide for almost 50 years and is offered by nearly 3875 schools in around 147 countries around the world.
The IB Diploma Program at St. Edward High School is for academically able students who desire a curriculum that presents subject matter from a worldwide perspective. Students who are highly motivated and intellectually curious will thrive this course of study. 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.