Associations of IB World Schools in the Americas

Associations of International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Schools are groups formed by and for IB school practitioners.

They assist teachers, students and existing IB World Schools in their area, supporting schools to implement IB programmes, and providing a forum for discussion within the community.

Many associations also offer orientation events, for those wishing to learn more about the IB, and run professional development workshops in cooperation with us.

Initially launched as informal gatherings of teachers from nearby schools, the Associations have become effective advocates for the IB among universities and governments, and an indispensable resource for schools inquiring about the IB.

Individual members serve as officers and committee members of their association, educate others about the IB, and form a powerful network of support for the larger IB community. 

Becoming an association

If you wish to become an Association of IB World Schools in the Americas, you should email the regional development team[4].

Before doing so, please read through the criteria for recognition [1.8 MB] PDF.

Is there an association in my area?

Please see below the Associations of IB World schools in the Americas.

Associations of IB World Schools in Canada

Alberta 
Alberta Association of IB World Schools (ABIBS) 

British Columbia 
British Columbia Association of IB World Schools (BCAIBWS) 

Manitoba, Saskatchewan 
Prairie Association of IB World Schools 

Ontario 
IB Schools of Ontario (IBSO) 

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Bermuda 
Atlantic Canada Association of IB World Schools 

Québec 
Société des écoles du monde du BI du Québec et de la francophonie (SEBIQ) 

Associations of IB World Schools in Latin America

Argentina 
Asociación de Colegios del Bachillerato Internacional del Rio de la Plata (ACBIRP) 

Brazil 
Brazil AIBWS (BAIBS) 

Chile 
Asociación Chilena del Bachillerato Internacional (ACHBI) 

Colombia 
Asociación Andina de Colegios de Bachillerato Internacional (AACBI) 

Costa Rica 
Asociación de Colegios del BI de Costa Rica (ASOBITICO) 

Ecuador 
Asociación Ecuatoriana de Coordinadores de Colegios B.I. (ASECCBI) 

Mexico 
Asociación Mexicana (IBAMEX) 

Perú 
Asociación de Colegios IB Perú (ASCIBP)  

Uruguay 
Uruguay AIBWS (AUCBI) 

Venezuela 
Asociación de Colegios Del Mundo BI de Venezuela (COMUBIVE)  

Associations of IB World Schools in the USA

Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho 
Northwest Association of IB World Schools (NIBA) 

Arizona 
Arizona Association of IB World Schools (AZBIS) 

California 
California Association of IB World Schools (CAWS) 

Delaware, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia 
Mid-Atlantic Association of IB World Schools (IBMA) 

Florida 
Florida League of IB Schools (FLIBS) 

Georgia 
Association of IB World Schools of Georgia (AIBWSG) 

Illinois 
Illinois Association of IB World Schools (IIBS) 

Indiana 
Indiana Association of IB World Schools (HOOSIER AIBSW - HIBS) 

Louisiana 
Louisiana Association of IB World Schools (LAIBWS) 

Maine, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania (East) 
Guild of IB Schools of the Northeast (GIBS) 

Michigan 
Michigan Association of IB World Schools (IBSOM) 

Minnesota 
Minnesota Association of IB World Schools (MNIB) 

Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa 
Midwest Association of IB World Schools (MIBS) 

Nevada 
Nevada Association of IB World Schools (NAIBWS) 

North Carolina 
IB Schools of North Carolina (IBSCNC) 

Ohio 
Ohio Association of IB World Schools 

South Carolina 
South Carolina Association of IB World Schools (SCIBS) 

Tennessee 
Tennessee Association of IB World Schools (TIBA)       

Texas 
Association of Texas of IB World Schools (TIBS) 

Utah 
Association of IB World Schools of Utah 

Wisconsin 
Wisconsin Association of IB World Schools (WAIBWS) 

Wyoming, Colorado 
Rocky Mountain Association of IB World Schools (IBARMS)