International Baccalaureate (IB)

Three students presenting their IB project to classmates.

The International Baccalaureate program includes the Primary Years Program (PYP) for kindergarten-grade 5, Middle Years Program (MYP)  for grades 6-10, and the Diploma Program for grades 11-12. IB schools all follow a strong academic focus and international perspective.

The PYP IB program at Cache La Poudre, Riffenburgh, Dunn, McGraw, and Bennett elementary schools provides children with foreign language instruction and uses inquiry-based teaching methods.  

The MYP IB program at Cache La Poudre, Lesher and Lincoln middle schools is an academically-focused curriculum through an international perspective.

The IB Diploma Program at Poudre High School  is an academically rigorous course of study. Students study six academic subjects during their final two years in high school and take extensive exams in each subject. Students also complete a 4,000-word researched essay and perform 150 hours of community service. College credit may be awarded based on scores of IB exams. Colorado law guarantees IB Diploma holders a minimum of 24 general education credits at all state public universities.

Schools that have been authorized as IB World schools:

  • share the mission and commitment of the IB to quality international education
  • play an active and supporting role in the worldwide community of IB schools
  • share their knowledge and experience in the development of the IB programs