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    About the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

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    IB Learner Profile

    The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

    The International Baccalaureate Program is a rigorous pre-college course of study for the highly motivated high school student. Established in 1967, the prestigious IB Program has grown to include over 1000 schools in more than 100 countries. The program offered by Ingraham High School is one of only 13 in the state of Washington. 

    Participants in the IB Program become part of an international group of students taking similar courses based on rigorous academic standards. Experienced examiners worldwide evaluate their work. IB examination is internationally accredited.

    The IB Program takes a renaissance approach to education, seeking to develop well-rounded, productive members of society. Students learn how to critically analyze, thoughtfully question, and carefully reach conclusions about cultures, languages, literature, mathematics, and the natural world.

    The IB program:

    • Raises educational standards to meet high expectations.
    • Provides a course of study for a well-rounded, highly capable and achieving student.
    • Enables the student to compete in an international arena.
    • Establishes examination accountability for teachers and students.
    • Establishes a cooperative student/teacher relationship.
    • Program participants are highly sought after applicants at major colleges and universities worldwide.

    Full IB Diploma

    IB Diploma Candidates must:

    • Take the Grade 11 and 12 courses
    • Write an extended essay
    • Complete the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) class
    • Fulfill the Creativity Action Service requirement
    • Complete the IB exams

    Students who earn the IB Diploma may receive college credits or advanced placement for their high school work.


    For further information about our IB program, exam registration materials, and financial aid, please contact:

    Guy Thomas
    Ingraham IB Coordinator

    Important Dates

    • Nov. 19, 2020:
      private school info session
    • Jan. 2021 (date TBA): virtual open house for 8th grade families
    • Jan. 2021 (date TBA): virtual IB Info Session