Why the International Baccalaureate

Today, as new global challenges emerge at an unprecedented pace of change, an IB education is more relevant than ever.

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

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LFSF is expanding its high quality bilingual offer, adding an IB* powered international track (iTrack) to its offer: students and families can now choose between two tracks! Learn more about the International Track and which one of these programs is a best fit for you!

Another approach to education

The IB provides an approach to education that enables students to make sense of the complexities of the world around them, as well as equipping them with the skills and dispositions needed for taking responsible action for the future. It allows for education to cross disciplinary, cultural, national and geographical boundaries, and champions critical engagement, stimulating ideas and meaningful relationships.

An international network

Similarly to the international AEFE network, the IB is globally renowned for its excellence.

There are IB World Schools in over 150 countries/territories and over 5,000 IB World Schools worldwide. Universities across the globe recognize the strength of our Diploma Program (DP).

The IB is different because

  • It encourages students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions
  • It develops independently of government and national systems, incorporating quality practice from research and our global community of schools
  • It encourages students of all ages to consider both local and global contexts

What do university admission officials and IB graduates say about the DP

“It’s the most secure foundation available for successful college graduation.” Jonathan Burdick, Dean of College Admission, University of Rochester, USA

“This is an invaluable experience for a liberal arts education that emphasizes critical thinking.” Madhavi Menon, Director, Center for Studies in Gender and Sexuality and Professor of English, Ashoka University, Harayana, India

“When I entered my new college environment, my experience in IB gave me the foresight to understand the power of hard work and pushing through difficulty.” Alumnus Rachon Sweiss received his IB diploma from Granada Hills Charter High School in 2015.

“Learning in an IB environment involves critical thinking and depth of understanding, skills that are invaluable to making informed decisions in higher education and the workplace.”–Alumnus Byron Dolon received his IB diploma from the Shanghai American School, China.

A non profit organization

Like LFSF, the IB is a not-for-profit organization: there are no shareholders and any surplus income is invested in its work. It is independent of political and commercial interests, and its programs are offered in a hugely diverse range of schools around the world, both state and private, national and international, large and small. One of the most special features of the IB is that it gathers together a worldwide community of educators who share a common belief that education can help to build a better world. 

*LFSF is a Candidate School* for the IB programs, pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that LFSF believes is important for our students.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP).  Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org