IB World School success stories

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We asked IB World Schools to reflect on their IB journeys, why they wanted to offer IB programmes and how the IB has impacted their school communities. Read about our schools’ experiences in the case studies below.

Al Najah Private School (ANPS) — Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Founded in Abu Dhabi in 1987, Al Najah Private School (ANPS) educates and inspires the learners of today to become the leaders of tomorrow through a comprehensive international curriculum. In 2022, the school celebrates 10 years of offering its students, aged 16 – 18 years, the Diploma Programme (DP).

Read case study: 10 years of being part of the global IB family (PDF, 3.7 MB)


Amsterdam International Community School (AICS) — Amsterdam, Netherlands


Amsterdam International Community School (AICS) is one of only 51 international schools worldwide to offer the full continuum of 4 programmes. The school has been an IB World School since 2006.

Read case study: Weaving the social fabric: the school at the heart of a community (PDF, 6.5 MB)


Bilingual European School — Milan, Italy


The Bilingual European School in Milan—a local school with an international flavor—has offered the Primary Years Programme (PYP) since 2010 and delivers its curriculum in Italian and English.

Read case study: 10 years of Italian education with an international twist (PDF, 4.3 MB)


British International School Istanbul — Istanbul, Turkey


British International School Istanbul became an IB World School offering the Diploma Programme (DP) in 1997, and has grown to be one of the leading international schools in Turkey.

Read case study: The IB is a guarantee for our students and staff (PDF, 4.7 MB)


Dar Al Marefa — Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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The Dar Al Marefa school in the United Arab Emirates is an IB continuum school and has offered IB programmes since 2008. Dar Al Marefa offers the IB as its sole curriculum choice and is the only Arabic and English bilingual IB World School in Dubai.

Read case study: Embracing the IB: Collaboration and Independence (PDF, 4.5 MB)

École Jeannine Manuel International School — Paris, France


École Jeannine Manuel International School has offered the DP since 1980 and has three fundamental components: it's a French school, a bilingual school and an international school all at once.

Read case study: 40 years celebrating diversity and understanding (PDF, 3.6 MB)


International College Spain — Madrid, Spain


International College Spain in Madrid became an IB World School in 1980, offering the DP. Since then, the school has expanded to offer the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the PYP.

Read case study: 40 years of excellence, innovation and success (PDF, 4 MB)


Sagesse High School — Beirut, Lebanon


Sagesse High School is a Catholic school in Beirut teaching the DP since 1995. The school has offered a broad curriculum for its cohort, which has helped its alumni to first-choice universities.

Read case study: Providing a lifetime of educational benefits (PDF, 5.4 MB)