IB at Lakeside High School

IB Programme Mission Statement:

The International Baccalaureate (IB) 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 organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs if international education and rigors 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.


View our introductory presentation and hear from some of our IB students!

IB 2019

View this presentation for more in depth information about the IB Program!

Why enter the IB Programme?

  • Students are part of a challenging and stimulating program that is internationally recognized.

  • Students are exposed to an interdisciplinary education with a truly "international" perspective.

  • Students learn to think critically and develop analytical skills that will prepare them for post-secondary education.

  • Students learn how to conduct independent research and write a major term paper.

  • Successful IB students understand that not only straight “A” students, gifted, or high-IQ students will succeed. Straight A-students might be challenged to stretch beyond their previously set academic limits and this growth does not always translate into straight-A’s in IB. Students and parents must understand that academic growth is measured more favorably than GPA and class rank.

  • Students are encouraged to be well-rounded and appreciate the importance of extra-curricular activities and community service.

  • Students' chances for admittance to the universities of their choice are greatly enhanced.

  • Students may receive college credit or advanced standing at many colleges and universities.

View this promotional video from the IB Organization with personal prospectives from staff and students about their program!

View this video from the Assistant Dean of Admissions at Stanford University, who has firsthand experience working with IB graduates. In addition, her own son is an IB graduate. See what she has to say about the IB Programme, as Assistant Dean and as a mom!