International Baccalaureate (IB)

International Baccalaureate

What is IB?

The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) was founded in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland to create an international education that would provide rigorous academic standards and promote international understanding. Currently, there are over 2000 schools that offer the Diploma Program in 136 countries. The International Baccalaureate Program is considered one of the most rigorous high school programs in the world.

The IB Program at NHS

Newport High School offers a full IB diploma program. Students can take a few IB classes or work their junior and senior year toward earning the internationally recognized IB diploma. To earn an IB diploma students must take IB exams in six subjects, write a 4000 word extended essay (based on independent research), take the theory of knowledge course and complete the creativity, action and service requirements.