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Our Mission
• The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to
develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young
people who help to create a better and more peaceful
world through intercultural understanding and
• To this end the IBO 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.
IB Learner Profile
Risk Takers
Thinkers Communicators Open-Minded
Features of an International
Meaning and importance of
culture, starting with one’s own
but leading to that of others
The study of issues of global
An exploration of different
dimensions of the human
International Education is not
Teaching groups of children
with different nationalities
Studying history, geography and
customs of other countries
Arranging for foreign exchanges
The Diploma Program
680,000 IB Students Worldwide
2,504 IB Schools Worldwide
132 Countries
717 IB Schools in the USA
15 IB Schools in New Jersey
IB Diploma Requirements
 Take three Higher Level (HL) and three
Standard Level (SL) courses
 One course from groups 1-5, and a 6th
Higher Level
Standard Level
240 hours
150 Hours
World language
exam Grade 11
To Earn an IB Diploma
Complete Extended Essay, TOK, CAS
Take six courses, and complete all IB
Grading scale 1-7, and is a combination of
marks for external and internal
Must accumulate 24 points total to receive
the diploma
The IB Program at LHS
Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4
English (HL)
Spanish, German, French, Italian, Spanish B
Spanish/Mandarin ab initio (SL)
History of the Americas (HL)
20th Century Topics (HL)
Biology (HL & SL)
Chemistry (HL & SL)
Design Tech (HL &SL)
Physics (SL only)
Environmental Systems & Societies (SL only)
Group 5
Mathematical Studies (SL)
Mathematics SL (SL)
Group 6
Theater Arts (HL)
Visual Arts (SL)
Business & Management (SL)
Any course from group 3 or 4
Diploma Requirements
Theory of Knowledge – TOK is a course
unique to the IB program. It is
mandatory for every student. Students
are helped to consider how they know
what they know and to develop habits
of reflection in a deeper intellectual
experience. TOK involves 100 hours of
teaching time.
Diploma Requirements
The Extended Essay – IB Students are
required to undertake an original
research paper of 4,000 words
maximum. This essay offers the
students the opportunity to investigate
a topic of special interest and become
acquainted with the kind of
independent research and writing skills
expected at the university level.
Diploma Requirements
Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)
CAS is a fundamental part of the
IB program. The CAS
requirements takes seriously the
importance of life outside the
world of scholastics. Each IB
student is required to complete
150 hours of community service
before they graduate.
Comments by University
Admissions Officers
“ Send us prepared students a la IB….it is the
best high school prep curriculum an
American School can offer.” (Marilee Jones,
Director of Admissions; MIT)
“ “IB is a first rate program, one we are
familiar with, and it prepares students well
for university life.” Fred Hargadon, Director
of Admissions; Princeton)
Why Universities Value IB Students
IB students are prepared for academic success
IB students are more likely than others to enroll in and graduate from
selective universities.
Based on their experiences, IB students possess a broader range of skills
that enhance their ability to adapt and contribute to university life.
IB students demonstrate a level of emotional and intellectual maturity for
managing the demands of challenging coursework and make meaningful
IB students have extensive experience doing independent research and
presenting what they have learned through presentations, papers, and
other projects.
IB students think critically and draw on diverse perspectives that reflect an
international outlook.
Participation in the IB program shows that students have excelled in
multiple and diverse academic challenges and is a strong predictor for
success in university.

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