The International Baccalaureate® (IB) was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968 as a non-profit educational foundation.
A group of talented, forward-thinking teachers at the International School of Geneva, with assistance from several other international schools, created the IB Diploma Programme. What started life as a single programme for internationally mobile students preparing for university, has today grown into four programmes for students aged 3 to 19.
The programme in the early days consisted of a common pre-university curriculum and a common set of external examinations for students in schools throughout the world, seeking to provide students with a truly international education. Although the first IB schools were predominantly private international schools, they included a very small number of private national institutions and schools belonging to state education departments. This has changed over the years and today over half of all IB World Schools (authorized to offer one or more of our programmes) are state schools.
Carrying forward the ideals and dreams of the IB founders, the organization exists to provide high quality education for a better world.
IB programmes continue to encourage this international-mindedness in students and educators through a set of values that represent our mission and principles.
For more information regarding the IB Programme in Westerville, please visit www.wcsoh.org, Our Departments, Academic Affairs.