The IB Diploma Programme for high school students in Grades 11 & 12 provides a deep, thought-provoking program of study in six areas combined with the IB Programme core elements.
The strengths of the program are its academic rigor and well-rounded traditional liberal arts curriculum enhanced with an extended essay, inquiry into the theory of knowledge, research, creativity, action and service. For over 30 years, the IB Organization has shown that its high school students are well prepared for university work.
At the end of Grade 12, IB Diploma candidates complete a three-week battery of oral and written examinations in all of their Diploma subjects. Exams are prepared and externally graded under the supervision of the International Baccalaureate Organization; students have the opportunity to receive up to 30 college credits and earn Sophomore or advanced standing upon entrance to college.
The DP curriculum aims to broaden high school students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.
Field Trips & Outreach
MDIS students participate in field trips and/or outreach programs about 6 times per year.
We offer a wide range of activities that are individualized and personalized to the interests of our student body.
Preparing You for College Success
- IB Programs challenge high school students to take part in programs of education that can lead them to some of the highest-ranking universities around the world.
- At Johns Hopkins University, IB students typically earn more college credits for an equivalent score on an IB exam than an AP exam and at the University of Maryland, it can be up to twice as much.
- Students that graduate from the IB Diploma Program have the opportunity to receive up to 30 college credits and earn Sophomore or advanced standing upon entrance to college.