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International Baccalaureate World School

“International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes promote the education of the whole person, emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth through all domains of knowledge. By focusing on the dynamic combination of knowledge, skills, independent, critical, and creative thought and international-mindedness, the IB espouses the principle of educating the whole person for a life of active, responsible citizenship. Underlying the three programmes is the concept of education of the whole person as a lifelong process.” (www.ibo.org, the Learner Profile booklet)

Back in 1976, ISD was one of the first schools worldwide to become an IB world school. 

The three IB programmes are

  • The IB Primary Years Programme (at ISD, this is the programme for Reception to grade 5)
  • The IB Middle Years Programme (at ISD, this is the programme for grades 6 to 10)
  • The IB Diploma Years Programme (at ISD, this is the programme for grades 11 and 12)

The IB Primary, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes are authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (www.ibo.org). This involves an initial authorization process (similar to the accreditation process) in each programme, and regular (five year) reviews.

Ninety-eight percent of ISD students pursue higher education following graduation.  Students who do not go directly to university typically take a year off to travel, pursue a gap year, or fulfil military obligations. The following is a list of universities and colleges where ISD student have been accepted over the past four years.


  • MODUL University Vienna


  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • Queen’s University
  • Université de Montréal
  • University of Alberta
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of British Columbia Okanagan
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Lethbridge
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo


  • American University of Paris


  • Bucerius Law School
  • Jacobs University Bremen
  • RWTH Aachen
  • Robert Schumann Hochschule
  • Universität Duisburg
  • Universität Düsseldorf
  • Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
  • Universität München
  • Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für
        Unternehmensführung, Vallendar


  • Shannon College of Hotel Management
  • University College Dublin


  • Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi


  • Aoyama Gakuin University
  • Doshisha University
  • Hitotsubashi University
  • Hosei University
  • Gakushuin University
  • International Christian University
  • Kansai University
  • Keio University Fujisawa
  • Keio University
  • Kwansei Gakuin University
  • Kyoto University
  • Meiji University
  • Nagoya University
  • Ochanomizu University
  • Osaka City University
  • Osaka University of Foreign Studies
  • Osaka Prefecture University
  • Rikkyo University
  • Ritsumeikan University
  • Tokyo Gakugei University
  • Tokyo University of Science
  • Sophia University
  • University of Tokyo
  • University of Tsukuba
  • University of the Sacred Heart
  • Waseda University
  • Yokohama City University
  • Yokohama National University


  • Yonsei University

The Netherlands

  • Erasmus University, Rotterdam
  • The Hague University
  • Maastricht University
  • Tilburg University
  • University College Maastricht
  • University College Utrecht
  • Universiteit Utrecht
  • University of Twente


  • St. Louis University, Madrid
  • Suffolk University, Madrid


  • Stockholm University
  • Uppsala University


  • César Ritz Colleges Switzerland
  • École Hôtelière de Lausanne
  • Franklin College
  • Glion Institute of Higher Education
  • Hotel Institute Montreux
  • IHTTI School of Hotel Management
  • Swiss Hotel Management School


  • National Taiwan University

United Kingdom

  • Aberystwyth University
  • Aston University
  • Bournemouth University
  • Brunel University
  • Cardiff University
  • Central Saint Martins College of Art&Design
  • City University
  • Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • European Business School, London
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Hull York Medical School
  • Imperial College London
  • King’s College London
  • Lancaster University
  • Loughborough University
  • Newcastle University
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • School of Oriental and African Studies
  • University College London
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of the Arts London
  • University of Bath
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Durham
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Essex
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Hull
  • University of Kent
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Reading
  • University of St. Andrews
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Warwick
  • University of York

United States

  • Adelphi University
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Binghamton University
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Bucknell University
  • California State, San Bernardino
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Clark University
  • Clarkson University
  • College of William and Mary
  • Cornell University
  • Dickinson College
  • Duke University
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • Georgetown University
  • Hampshire College
  • Hofstra University
  • Indiana University at Bloomington
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Iowa State University
  • James Madison University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Marymount College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mercyhurst College
  • Miami University, Oxford
  • Michigan State University
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Pennsylvania State, University Park
  • Purdue University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic University
  • Rhodes College
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Saint Anselm College
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • State University of New York at Albany
  • Suffolk University
  • University of California at Santa Cruz
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Florida
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Rochester
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Ursinus College
  • Villanova University
  • Westmont College
  • Whitman College
  • Wheaton College

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