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  International Baccalaureate programs at PV Schools


What is the International Baccalaureate?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers high quality programmes of international education to a worldwide community of schools.

The three programmes for students help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. There are more than 560,000 IB students at 2,107 schools in 125 countries.

The Paradise Valley Unfied School District offers this acclaimed program at three schools, spanning Primary, Middle and HIgh School levels.


Learn about the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) is designed for students up to age 12. It focuses on the total growth of the developing child, touching hearts as well as minds and encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic development.

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) is designed for students aged 11 to 16.

This period, encompassing early puberty and mid-adolescence, is a particularly critical phase of personal and intellectual development and requires a programme that helps students participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly interrelated world. Learning how to learn and how to evaluate information critically is as important as learning facts.

The International Baccalaureate Organization’s Diploma Program (DP), created in 1968, is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to examinations; it is designed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19. The program has earned a reputation for rigorous assessment, giving IB diploma holders access to the world’s leading universities.The IBO has shown, over the course of 30 years that students are well prepared for university work.



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