Associations of IB World Schools

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,  delivering 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.[5.8MB]pdf 

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.

Download Associations of IB World Schools—Criteria for Recognition [1.9 MB] PDF

Download Guidance for the formation of an Association of IB World Schools [2.0 MB] PDF

The IB values its relationships with AIBWS, as well as the IB World Schools Manager and IB Development Manager for the region, and therefore has appointed an IB Associations Co-ordinator for dedicated support to AIBWS, who can be contacted at

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, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia  
Association of Central European IB Schools (ACES) 

Channel Islands, Isle of Man, United Kingdom and Ireland
IB Schools and Colleges Association (IBSCA)

CIS (incl. Russia) 
IB Schools Association of Commonwealth Independent States (IBSA) 

International Baccalaureate Schools in Greece Association (IBSIGA) 

Association of German International Schools (AGIS) 

Association of IB World Schools in Italy (AIBWSI) 

Iberian Peninsula (AndorraPortugalSpain) 
Asociación Ibérica de Colegios de BI (ASIBI) 

Norwegian IB Schools (NIBS) 

Agrupación de Centros de BI en España (ACBIE) 

Association of Swedish IB Schools (ASIB) 

Association of IB World Schools in Turkey 

Associations of IB World Schools in Middle East

Ghada Dajani 

IB Association Jordan Chapter (IBAJO) 

Association of IB World Schools in Lebanon 

Qatar IB World School Association (QIBA) 


Associations of IB World Schools in Canada

Alberta Association of IB World Schools (ABIBS)

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

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

Manitoba, Saskatchewan 
Prairie Association of IB World Schools (PAIBWS)  

IB Schools of Ontario (IBSO) 

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

Associations of IB World Schools in Latin America

Asociación de Colegios del Bachillerato Internacional del Rio de la Plata (ACCBIRP) 

Associação Brasileira de IB Schools (BAIBS) 

Asociación Chilena del Bachillerato Internacional (ACHBI) 

Asociación Andina de Colegios de Bachillerato Internacional (AACBI) 

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

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

Asociación Mexicana de Colegios Autorizados por la Organización del Bachillerato Internacional (IBAMEX) 

Asociación de Colegios IB Perú (ASCIBP)  

Asociación Uruguaya de Colegios de Bachillerato Internacional (AUCBI) 

Asociación de Colegios Del Mundo BI de Venezuela (COMUBIVE)  

Associations of IB World Schools in the USA

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

Arizona Association of IB World Schools (AZIBS) 

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

California Association of IB World Schools (CAWS) 

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

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

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

Florida League of IB Schools (FLIBS) 

Association of IB World Schools of Georgia (IBGA) 

Illinois Association of IB World Schools (IIBS) 

Hoosier IB World Schools Association (HIBS) 

Louisiana Association of IB World Schools (LIBS) 

Michigan Association of IB World Schools (IBSOM) 

Minnesota Association of IB World Schools (MNIB) 

Nevada Association of IB World Schools (NAIBWS) 

North Carolina 
IB Schools of North Carolina (IBSNC) 

Ohio Association of IB World Schools (OAIB) 

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

Tennessee Association of IB World Schools (TIBA)       

Association of Texas of IB World Schools (TIBS) 

Association of IB World Schools of Utah 

Wisconsin Association of IB World Schools (WAIBWS) 


Associations of IB World Schools in Asia-Pacific

Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and the Southwest Pacific 
IB Schools Australasia (IBSA) 

Association of International Schools of India (TAISI) 

IB Association of Japan 

Association of IB World Schools in Pakistan (IBPAK) 

South Korea 
IB Association of World Schools for South Korea Resource Center Society 

Cooperation with other associations

In addition to the work with the AIBWS and in order to support our IB World Schools, the IB communicatescollaborates with the following groups: 

Finland:  e-mail 
Poland:  website 
Switzerland:  website 
The Netherlands:  website