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International Baccalaureate (IB)


ISL has offered the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme since 1995

With its origins in Switzerland in the early 1960s, the IBDP is a well-established programme of studies. A group of educators promoted the idea that some kind of international programme of studies was needed to accommodate the growing number of mobile international students who belonged more to the world than to any single country.

The IB Diploma Programme was created in English and French by teachers at the International School of Geneva with increasing assistance from several other international schools. The programme that led to the Diploma consisted of a common pre-university curriculum and a common set of external examinations for students in schools throughout the world.