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While researching the previous post (St. Timothy's School: North America's only all-girls boarding school offering the IB), I found an interesting release regarding IB programs worldwide. Like any evolving framework or system (the IB is only about 40 years old), the IB has been defined by two competing groups. Think Betamax versus VHS; Blu-ray versus HD DVD. Organizations that have the same goals but different perspectives and systems for reaching the goals.

In the case of the IB, the IB North America Board (IBNA) and the International Baccalaureate found themselves competing for influence of North American IB programs. For the good of all and in support of a consistent definitions and standards, the IB North America Board (IBNA) and the International Baccalaureate have agreed to merge providing the IB with a single unified governing body.

This can only be good news if you study or work under the IB framework.

Visit to read more about the IB.
St. Timothy's School in Stevenson, MD graduated its first class of International Baccalaureate students this past spring. The IB program is an international program of rigorous coursework and achievement. Students completing the IB program demonstrate the skills and intellectual tools necessary for acceptance into worldwide higher education. Beyond direct educational achievement, IB students also gain exposure to broad intellectual perspectives and ideas.

Accreditation to the IB program demonstrates commitment to a strong, wide ranging curriculum. St. Timothy's is the only all-girls boarding school in the United States offering the IB.

St. Timothy's website has more information about their IB program.

I learned from an educational consultant that Verde Valley School (Sedona, AZ) has joined the International Baccalaureate program. Their enrollment brings a strong, internationally recognized course of study to their curriculum.  The IB program works to develop inquisitive, thoughtfully rigorous students with wide ranging experience and world views.  

You can learn more about their IB status and the program on the school's web site.

This led us to see if there are other American boarding schools offering the program. As far as we can tell there are just two: George School (PA) and St. Timothy's School (MD).

Anyone know of others? If so please don't hesitate to drop us a comment or an e-mail. We're considering adding a list of American boarding schools that offer the IB to our recently enhanced boarding school directory.

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