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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

The Stanwich School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Grades 11 and 12, beginning in the fall of 2018. Stanwich is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. 

The IBDP provides a curricular structure for 11th and 12th Grade students taught in over 2,500 schools worldwide, aiming to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are prepared for living and working in a complex, highly interconnected world. The IBDP is known for its academic challenge and emphasis on students’ personal development. In keeping with the Stanwich ethos, its “holistic” educational approach develops students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge and are prepared intellectually and emotionally for success in college and in later life.

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Course Descriptions


Proposed Curricular Sequence 

IB Learner's Profile

IB Glossary of Terms

IB Diploma Graduate

Benefits of: Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Extended Essay (EE) and Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) through IBDPA note from the IBO

A look at how IBDP learners are global citizens

​The Stanwich School is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy-a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Stanwich School believes is important for our students.  * Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: The Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.