The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. Click Here to learn more about the benefits of an IB experience.
Dallas ISD is home to nine authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) Schools serving a vast array of students in grades PK-12. Expansion is on the horizon, as two schools located in North Oak Cliff were recently designated as IB Candidacy Schools.
Dallas ISD IB Program Standards and Practices Continuum
Purpose: This document is intended to support IB World Schools within Dallas ISD as they seek to implement a program that aligns to the Standards and Practices as outlined by the International Baccalaureate Organization. The continuum is not designed to be evaluative and should be used in tandem with resources and documents provided by the International Baccalaureate Organization.
Primary Years Program (PK - 5th)
The PYP nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.
Arthur Kramer Elementary Geneva Heights Elementary Preston Hollow Elementary William Lipscomb Elementary
Middle Years Program (6th - 8th)
The MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world
Harry Stone Montessori Academy J.L. Long Middle Benjamin Franklin International Exploratory Academy
Diploma Program (11th - 12th)
The DP aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically
Hillcrest DP Woodrow Wilson DP
International Baccalaureate Candidacy Schools
During the candidacy phase, the school takes actions necessary to fulfill the International Baccalaureate (IB) requirements for authorization. To learn more about what it means to become a fully authorized IB World School, click candidate phase.
John F. Peeler Elementary Hector P. Garcia Middle
The Dallas ISD IB Teacher Resource Hub is a space designated for IB campuses within the district to share resources, planning documents, instructional materials, and ideas.