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International Baccalaureate

Welcome to International Baccalaureate Program

International Baccalaureate (IB) is a globally recognized and highly acclaimed worldwide, nonprofit education program that was founded in 1968. There are currently four IB Programmes (Diploma Programme, Middle Years Programme, Primary Years Programme, Career-related Programme) all of which reflect a central desire to provide an 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. The IB programmes provide an education that crosses disciplinary, cultural, national, and geographical boundaries, and that champions critical engagement, stimulating ideas and effective relationships.

Scottsdale Unified School District offers three IB programmes at IB authorized World Schools. The IB Diploma Programme (grades 11-12), is offered at Desert Mountain High School.The IB Middle Years Programme is school-wide at Mountainside Middle School (grades 6-8) and at Desert Mountain HS (available in grades 9-10). The IB Primary Years Programme is school-wide at Anasazi Elementary School (grades K-5).

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Contact Us

IB Primary Years Programme

Sara Armstrong
IB PYP Coordinator
(480) 484-7300
Anasazi Elementary School

IB Middle Years Programme

(480) 484-5522
IB MYP Coordinator
Mountainside Middle School IB MYP

Kevin Sheh
IB MYP Coordinator
(480) 484-7062
Desert Mountain High School IB MYP

IB Diploma Programme

Laura Kamka
IB DP Coordinator
(480) 484-7062
Desert Mountain High School IB DP

IB mission statement

IB Students Working
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.

To this end the organization 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.

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