IB overview

The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) was founded in order to develop a high quality educational system that could meet the expectations of students in an era of rapid globalization. Founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968, the organization assessed the national educational systems around the world, combining the best practices of each into a program that would prepare national leaders inthe fields of business, finance, government and nonprofit sectors

The IB officially begins in the 11th grade, but the IB program begins through advanced preparation that starts in 7th grade, applying rigorous academic standards established by the IBO.