Become an IB World School

In order to offer one or more International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes of education, schools must complete an authorization process. Once they have been authorized, they are known as IB World Schools.

In this section you can find out how to become an IB World School, including the fees and costs involved and additional support services available.

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Becoming an IB World School

Read more about the authorization process and timeline for schools looking to implement IB programmes.

Useful resources for schools

The IB provides a range of useful materials for candidate IB World Schools, including the IB resource library and a glossary of terms. 

School Enhancement Services

Our new School Enhancement Services (SES) offer candidate and IB World Schools individualized support and resources to ensure smooth programme implementation.

IB World Schools Yearbook 2017

The IB World Schools Yearbook is the official guide to schools offering IB programmes, used by families, school administration and education policy makers across the world.