Wausau East High School

An International Baccalaureate World School

The International Baccalaureate (IB) was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968. The first IB exams were taken by students from 12 schools in 1970. Today there are over 4000 IB World Schools in over 150 countries. Wausau East has been an IB school since 1978, being one of the earliest public schools to become an IB school in the United States. The IB Programme aims to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed. It fosters the development of students who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.

By studying in the IB, students develop core skills for success at university. Through the programme, students develop:

    • an understanding of and appreciation for research
    • presentation and communication skills
    • critical thinking skills
    • report writing skills
    • a sense of international mindedness and cultural understanding
    • time management skills.

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