IB School Information
General Information about the International Baccalaureate Program
The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), founded in 1968, is a nonprofit educational organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. It offers to schools three programs:
- The Diploma Program (DP) for students in the final two years of school before university. Click here for more information.
- The Middle Years Program (MYP) for students aged 11 to 16. Click here for more information.
- The Primary Years Program (PYP) for students aged 3 to 12. Click here for more information.
There are 4267 schools authorized to offer IB programs. These schools offer a total of 5477 IB programs in over 150 countries as of August, 2015.
IB Authorization in Stamford Public Schools
Since 2002, Rogers has been implementing the International Baccalaureate program. Initially, the Primary Years Programme was implemented, which authorization being granted in 2005. When the school moved to its new campus on Blachley Road, the school began to add the Middle Years Program to its offerings. Authorization for the Middle Years Program was awarded in the Fall of 2012. RIS offers the IB programme in all of their grades to all students, Kindergarten-Eighth Grade.
Strawberry Hill, an extension of Rogers International School, opened its doors to its first students in the Fall of 2019. Strawberry Hill offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program for grades K-4, and the Middle Years Program in grades 5-6. We will continue to expand the MYP program until we reach 8th grade in the fall of 2023. Strawberry Hill is an inter-district school, accepting applications for students residing in Stamford and surrounding towns in CT.
Stamford High School International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programme was authorized by the IBO in May 2018 after a rigorous authorization process. The first class of International Baccalaureate Candidates graduated in Spring 2020. Students from all three districted high schools are eligible to apply for the SHS IB Diploma Programme. Click HERE to learn more about the benefits of an IB Diploma.
What to Expect from Stamford International Schools
Excellence in education:
IB programs provide a broad and challenging education. The programs enable students to acquire important academic skills and to develop an international perspective and a commitment to their communities.
Ongoing Support from the IBO
The IBO continues to work closely with schools after they become authorized. IBO regional offices organize regional conferences where IB schools can share their experiences and exchange ideas. IB teachers can access curriculum materials and interact in real time with other teachers via the IBO's online curriculum center. IB coordinators can download curriculum updates, examination schedules and other information from the IBO's Ibnet Web site. The developing procedures for the assessment of student work.