Associations of IB World Schools

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Associations of IB World Schools (AIBWS) are groups, formed by school practitioners of the International Baccalaureate (IB), which provide mutual support to the community of IB World Schools.

These AIBWS are organized in various ways, sizes and constituencies, depending on their local circumstances. They provide a forum for school collaboration, hold periodic meetings,  deliver professional development and share best practices among members.

AIBWS are an indispensable resource for schools considering candidacy with IB, offer a wealth of IB experience and support in all  IB programmes. AIBWS are often active at district, state or government level raising awareness of IB within their area of representation.

The IB works closely with AIBWS, as they provide a collective voice for the school members of the association. The IB communicates regularly with the association and listens to the concerns that they raise on behalf of their members.

All AIBWS are independent entities that are neither run nor managed by the IB. AIBWS are required to sign an agreement with the IB every three years to maintain their recognized status.

Benefits of becoming an Association of IB World Schools

AIBWS are listed on the IB’s website and in the  IB World Schools yearbook, published by John Catt.

The IB also developed a distinct logo for recognized associations to showcase their relationship with the IB. You can access the logo here. This logo may be used on websites, publications and other communications to denote their status. You can find brief guidelines on how to use the logo here (PDF, 5.8 MB)

The AIBWS can use IB materials in the same way as IB World Schools. AIBWS also attend meetings with and can seek advice from the regional offices.

These AIBWS also work in partnership with the IB to improve  university and government recognition for the IB programmes.

Applying to become a recognized Association of IB World Schools

IB World Schools who wish to be recognized by the IB as an AIBWS must first determine whether they meet the criteria for recognition. Please read the documents below for more information.

Associations of IB World Schools – Criteria for Recognition (PDF, 170 KB)

Establishing Association of IB World Schools (PDF, 180 KB)

The IB values its relationships with AIBWS, as well as the IB World Schools Manager and IB Development Manager for the region, and therefore if you are interested in establishing an AIBWS, please contact your regional office below.

Associations of IB World Schools

Please see below all our recognized AIBWS

Africa, Europe and Middle East

Associations of IB World Schools in Africa

Associations of IB World Schools in Europe

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia  
Association of Central European IB Schools (ACES)
Email: coordinator@aces-ib.org
Tel: +420 739 021 601

Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
Caucasus and Central Asia Association of IB World Schools (CCAAIBWS)
Email: info@ccaaibws.org
Tel: +994 51 777 2879

 

Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
IB Schools Association of Commonwealth Independent States (IBSA)
Email:natalyab@mes.ru 
Tel: +7 499 255 0070

Finland
The Association of Finnish IB Schools (AFIB)
Email: mats.borgmastars@abo.fi
Tel: +358 (0) 46 923 6574


Germany  

Association of German International Schools (AGIS)
Email: julia@agis-schools.org
Tel: +49 1761 022 4981


Greece  

IB Schools in Greece Association (IBSIGA)
Email: zgeitona@cgs.edu.gr
Tel: +30 210 6663930

Italy  
Association of IB World Schools in Italy (AIBWSI)
Email: l.pazzi@isturin.it
Tel: +39 011 645967

Norway 
Norwegian IB Schools  (NIBS)
Email: miksjo@hedmark.org
Tel: +47 404 49577

Poland
The Association of Polish IB Schools
Email: jmatejczyk@kopernik.edu.pl 
Tel: +48 226327570 

 

Sweden 
Association of Swedish IB Schools (ASIB)
Email: tony.nicolas@vasteras.se
Tel: +46 8 5925721, 021 390765, 0765 693 663

 

Switzerland
Swiss Group of International Schools (SIGS)
Email: denise.coates@isberne.ch

 

The Netherlands
The Dutch International Secondary Schools (DISS)
Email: secondary@dutchinternationalschools.nl

Turkey 
Association of IB World Schools in Turkey (TIBSA)
Email: merim@aci.k12.tr
Tel: +90 532 6532 575

United Kingdom and Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
IB Schools and Colleges Association (IBSCA)
Email: ibsca@oxfordcoursemanagers.org
Tel: +44 1865 636 400

Associations of IB World Schools in Middle East

Bahrain

Bahrain Association of IB World Schools (BAIBWS)
Email: k.abdelnour@ikns.edu.bh
Tel: +97317780661

 

Egypt
IB Schools in Egypt Association (IBSEA)
Email: slubani@mescairo.com
Tel: +20 2 26189600


Jordan  
Jordan Association of IB World Schools (Jo-AIBWS)
Email:
alice.abboud@ahliyyahmutran.edu.jo
Tel: +962 79 559 9357

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Saudi IB Association (SIBA)
Email: Randa Dahshe,
rdahshe@kfs.sch.sa
Tel: +966 595912912

Lebanon  
Association of IB World Schools in Lebanon
Email: Rania Jibai, rania@outlook.com
Tel: +961 390 6597

Oman
The Oman Association of IB World Schools (OAIBWS)
Tel: Craig Williamson, +968 7151 8846

 

Qatar 
Qatar IB World School Association (QIBA)
Email: Ghada Maalouf, g.maalouf@aia.qa 
Tel: +974 30804701

United Arabic Emirates
UAE Association of IB World Schools (IBAE)
Email: RDrew@jbschool.ae 
Tel: +971 50 680 6583

Americas

Associations of IB World Schools in Canada

Alberta 
Alberta Association of IB World Schools (ABIBS)
Email: abibspresident@gmail.com
Te: +1 403-938-4431, ext. 271

Bermuda,New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island 
Atlantic Canada Association of IB World Schools
Email: acaibws@gmail.com
Tel: +1 902 957 1314


British Columbia 

British Columbia Association of IB World Schools (BCAIBWS)
Email: rohly@aspengroveschool.com
Tel: +1 250 933 8029

Manitoba, Saskatchewan 
Prairie Association of IB World Schools (PAIBWS)
Email: lmcmaster@retsd.mb.ca
Tel: +1 204 667 1103

Ontario 
IB Schools of Ontario (IBSO)
Email: ibschoolsont@ibso.ca

Québec 
Société des écoles du monde du BI du Québec et de la francophonie (SEBIQ)
Email: sec@sebiq.ca
Tel: +1 450 593 33 93

Associations of IB World Schools in the USA

Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
Northwest Association of IB World Schools (NIBA)
Email: gathomas1@seattleschools.org

Arizona 
Arizona Association of IB World Schools (AZIBS)
Email: jadavis@mpsaz.org
Tel: +1 480 472 4419

Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma
Midwest Association of IB World Schools (MIBS)
Email: christy.dabalos@lsr7.net
Tel: +1 816 986 4061

California 
California Association of IB World Schools (CAWS)
Email: cawsedir@gmail.com
Tel: +1 909 896 9557

Colorado, Wyoming
Rocky Mountain Association of IB World Schools (IBARMS)
Email: director@ibarms.org
Tel: +1 720 878 7430

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania (East), Rhode Island, Vermont
Guild of IB Schools of the Northeast (GIBS)
Email: gibsnortheast@gmail.com
Tel: +1 212 724 6360 x 318

Delaware, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia 
Mid-Atlantic Association of IB World Schools (IBMA)
Email: johnLday@mac.com
Tel: +1 608 238 1284

Florida 
Florida League of IB Schools (FLIBS)
Email: info@flibs.org
Tel: +1 850-228-8044

Georgia 
Association of IB World Schools of Georgia (IBGA)
Email: Kdenney@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Tel: +1 770 781 2264 ext. 100225

Illinois 
Illinois Association of IB World Schools (IIBS)
Email: ilibschools@gmail.com
Tel: +1 312 945 8240

Louisiana 
Louisiana Association of IB World Schools (LIBS)

Michigan 
Michigan Association of IB World Schools (IBSOM)
Email: ibsom@icloud.com
Tel: +1 269 858 5020

Minnesota 
Minnesota Association of IB World Schools (MNIB)
Email: director@mnibschools.org 
Tel: +1 612 483 3749

Nevada 
Nevada Association of IB World Schools (NAIBWS)
Email: feinsbc@nv.ccsd.net
Tel: +1 702 799 2580

North Carolina 
IB Schools of North Carolina (IBSNC)
Email: ibschoolsofnc@gmail.com
Tel:+1 980 239 7547

Ohio 
Ohio Association of IB World Schools (OAIBWS)
Email: OhioIBWorldSchools@gmail.com
Tel:+1 937 475 5177

South Carolina 
South Carolina Association of IB World Schools (SCIBS)
Email: SCIBS.President@gmail.com

Tennessee 
Tennessee Association of IB World Schools (TIBA)
Email: Emily.munn.seibert@gmail.com
Tel: +1 615 333 5175 ext. 858009

Texas 
Texas IB Schools (TIBS)
Email: karen@texasibschools.org
Tel: +1 972 834 8934

Utah 
Association of IB World Schools of Utah
Email: aibwsu@gmail.com
Tel: +1 801 578 8500

Wisconsin 
Wisconsin Association of IB World Schools (WAIBWS)
Email: walkerd5@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
Tel: +1 414 688 5889

Asia-Pacific

Associations of IB World Schools in Asia-Pacific

India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka

Association of Heads of IB Schools in India and South Asia

Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the South-West Pacific 
IB Schools Australasia (IBSA)
Email: office@ibaustralasia.org
Tel: +61 457 490 500

The Association of International Schools of India (TAISI)*
Email: info@taisi-india.org
*International Schools Association

 

Japan 
IB Association of Japan


Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan
Chong Wa International Baccalaureate Schools Association (CISA)
Email: cisa_2020@163.com
Tel: +86 1371 152 0841

Pakistan 
Association of IB World Schools in Pakistan (IBPAK)
Email: info@ibpak.pk
Tel: +92 21 3583 5805-6

Ibero-America

Associations of IB World Schools in Ibero-America

Andorra, Spain

Associación de Centros de BI en España (ACBIE)
Email: jvarela@colegioobradoiro.es
Tel: +34 6675 34647

Andorra, Spain, Portugal (Iberian Peninsula) 
Asociación Ibérica de Colegios de BI (ASIBI) 
Email: comunicacion@asibi.org
Tel: +34 645 851 604

 

Argentina 
Asociación de Colegios del Bachillerato Internacional del Rio de la Plata (ACCBIRP)
Email: accbirp.cd@gmail.com
Tel: +54 114 772 6256

 

Brazil
Associação Brasileira de IB Schools (BAIBS)
Email: deivis.pothin@pueridomus.com.br
Tel: +55 11 3512 2222

Chile 
Asociación Chilena del Bachillerato Internacional (ACHBI)
Email: karla@achbi.cl
Tel: +569 9331 5395

Colombia 
Asociación Andina de Colegios de Bachillerato Internacional (AACBI)
Email: presidenciaaacbi@gmail.com
Tel: +57 1 6761503

 

Costa Rica, Central America and Caribbean
Asociación de Colegios del Mundo IB Costa Rica, Centro America y El Caribe
Email: info@ibcompass.org
Tel: +506 2267 1880

 

Ecuador 
Asociación Ecuatoriana de Colegios con Bachillerato Internacional (ASECCBI)
Email: coordinacion@aseccbi.edu.ec
Tel: +593 987673197

 

Mexico

Asociación de colegios IB de México (IBAMEX)
Email: enlace@ibamex.mx
Tel: +52 55 4323 1011

 

Perú 
Asociación de Colegios IB Perú (ASCIBP) 
Email: ascibp@gmail.com
Tel: +511 957 222 090

Uruguay
Asociación Uruguaya de Colegios de Bachillerato Internacional (AUCBI)
Email: aucbiuruguay@gmail.com
Tel: +598 9812 3510

 

Venezuela 
Asociación de Colegios Del Mundo BI de Venezuela (COMUBIVE) 
Email: juan@juanxxiii.e12.ve 
Tel: +58 412 488 3254