Become an IB school

By becoming an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, you join a worldwide community of over 5,000 schools, that deliver IB programmes to students to help create a better and more peaceful world through cultural understanding and respect.


The IB offers four programmes:

Our frameworks are deliberately flexible, empowering students, teachers and schools to tailor an education that is appropriate to their culture, context, needs, interests and learning ability. An IB education aims to uncover and develop the best in every child, and research shows that IB students perform better than their non-IB peers. 

With this solid academic foundation, the IB produces students with transferable, future-ready skills and an internationally recognized education. It uncovers and develops the best in every child. And it prepares citizens of tomorrow, who are ready to step up as leaders and contribute to their world. 

For more information, read about the benefits of the IB

In this section, you can read more about the different stages of the authorization process to become an IBWS. You’ll also find information about the fees and costs involved, additional support services and relevant resources. 

We invite interested schools to contact us for more information about becoming an IB World School.

Becoming an IB World School

Learn how to become an IB World School and join our global community of over 5,000 schools. 

The authorization process

Find out how the IB provides guidance and support to schools as they work towards becoming authorized IB World Schools. 

Useful resources

Get more familiar with the process of becoming an IB World School with our step-by-step guides and helpful resources.