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]
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in establishing an AIBWS, please contact your regional office below.
- Africa, Europe and the Middle East (AEM) – email@example.com
- Americas (AM) – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Asia-Pacific (AP) – email@example.com
Associations of IB World Schools
Please see below all our recognized AIBWS.
Africa, Europe and Middle East
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)
Iberian Peninsula (Andorra, Portugal, Spain)
Asociación Ibérica de Colegios de BI (ASIBI)
Norwegian IB Schools (NIBS)
Agrupación de Centros de BI en España (ACBIE)
IB Association Jordan Chapter (IBAJO)
Association of IB World Schools in Lebanon
Qatar IB World School Association (QIBA)
Bermuda,New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
Atlantic Canada Association of IB World Schools
British Columbia Association of IB World Schools (BCAIBWS)
Prairie Association of IB World Schools (PAIBWS)
IB Schools of Ontario (IBSO)
Asociación de Colegios del Bachillerato Internacional del Rio de la Plata (ACCBIRP)
Associação Brasileira de IB Schools (BAIBS)
Asociación Ecuatoriana de Coordinadores de Colegios B.I. (ASECCBI)
Asociación Uruguaya de Colegios de Bachillerato Internacional (AUCBI)
Asociación de Colegios Del Mundo BI de Venezuela (COMUBIVE)
Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
Northwest Association of IB World Schools (NIBA)
Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma
Midwest Association of IB World Schools (MIBS)
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)
IB Schools of North Carolina (IBSNC)
South Carolina Association of IB World Schools (SCIBS)
Association of IB World Schools of Utah
Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and the Southwest Pacific
IB Schools Australasia (IBSA)
IB Association of Japan
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 communicates, collaborates with the following groups: