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 aibws@ibo.org.

If you are interested in establishing an AIBWS, please contact your regional office below.


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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

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

Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia  
Association of Central European IB Schools (ACES)
Email: coordinator@aces-ib.org
Tel: +420 728 869 946

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

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

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

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

Italy  
Association of IB World Schools in Italy (AIBWSI)
Email: info@aibwsi.it

Iberian Peninsula (Andorra, Portugal, Spain) 
Asociación Ibérica de Colegios de BI (ASIBI) 
Email: info@asibi.org
Tel: +34 4 600 444 999

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

Sweden 
Association of Swedish IB Schools (ASIB) 

The Netherlands
The Dutch International Secondary School

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

Associations of IB World Schools in Middle East

Egypt 
Ghada Dajani
Email: slubani@mescairo.com 
Tel: +202 2617 0020

Jordan  
IB Association Jordan Chapter (IBAJO)

Lebanon  
Association of IB World Schools in Lebanon

Qatar 
Qatar IB World School Association (QIBA)
Email: inassoura@qf.org.qa 
Tel: +97 433 626 610


Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Saudi IB Association (SIBA)

United Arabic Emirates
UAE Association of IB World Schools (IBAE)

Americas

Associations of IB World Schools in Canada

Alberta 
Alberta Association of IB World Schools (ABIBS)
Email: abibspresident@gmail.com
Te: +1 403 228 5363 x 2123

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: jpeter@sjsd.net
Tel: +1 204 888 0684

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 Latin America

Argentina 
Asociación de Colegios del Bachillerato Internacional del Rio de la Plata (ACCBIRP)
Email: pmanzitti@scms.edu.ar
Tel:
 + 549 114 078 4222

Brazil
Associação Brasileira de IB Schools (BAIBS)
Email: shirley.hazell@stfrancis.com.br
Tel: +55 11 37288052

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 
Asociación de Colegios del BI de Costa Rica (ASOBITICO)

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

Associations of IB World Schools in the USA

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

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)

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)

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: +1 850 597 0671

Georgia 
Association of IB World Schools of Georgia (IBGA)

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

Indiana 
Hoosier IB World Schools Association (HIBS)

Louisiana 
Louisiana Association of IB World Schools (LIBS)

Michigan 
Michigan Association of IB World Schools (IBSOM)

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)

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)
Email: gatewodr@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
Tel: +1 414 688 5889

Asia-Pacific

Associations of IB World Schools in Asia-Pacific

Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the South-West Pacific 
IB Schools Australasia (IBSA)
Email: office@ibaustralasia.org
Tel: +61 407 325 735

India 
Association of International Schools of India (TAISI)
Email: info@taisi-india.org
Tel: +91 997 118 8522

Japan 
IB Association of Japan

Pakistan 
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