International Baccalaureate at Laurel High School

Laurel High School is proud to offer the IB Diploma Program since 1989.

Courses offered in the IB Diploma Program include:

  • English Literature HL
  • History HL
  • Mathematics SL
  • Math Studies SL
  • French SL
  • Spanish SL
  • Biology SL & HL
  • Chemistry SL
  • Sports Exercise and Health Science SL
  • Dance HL
  • Theatre SL & HL
  • Music HL
  • Visual Arts SL & HL
  • Theory of Knowledge



Laurel High School Mission Statement

Laurel High School offers an academically challenging environment, where our diverse student population 

works, learns, and prepares together, for opportunities ahead of them as lifelong learners in a global community.

IBO Mission Statement
The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Participation in the IB Diploma Program starts in the 11th Grade Year.  However, most students begin preparing for the DP in 9th grade with select courses at Laurel High School.

Interested students apply for entry to the IB Program in 8th Grade from local middle schools.  Applications are available in December of each year and offers for participation are sent in April.

  • All IB Diploma Program Seniors have been accepted to college for 3 years running
  • IB students have made up the top 10% of LHS graduating classes annually
  • IB Diploma candidates have received prestigious scholarships like the Gates Millenium Scholarship, Posse Scholarship or the CEOs Scholarship for PGCPS
  • IB Diploma students participate in all major sports at Laurel High School

Information section

posted Jan 4, 2018, 6:59 AM by Allen Diewald   [ updated Feb 28, 2018, 6:36 AM ]

The 2018-2019 IB Application is open.  Applications are due by February 1st, 2018.  The online application for rising 9th graders is available at

In school Interviews for the IB Diploma Program (rising 11th grade in 2018-2019) will take place on February 13 and February 15.

Applications for the Class of 2022 have been reviewed.  Notifications of acceptance will arrive in 2- 3 weeks by Spring Break 2018.

IB Diploma Class of 2020 has been selected.  Notifications will be sent March 1st.

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