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International Baccalaureate

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Education for a better world 

Students at International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Schools are given a unique, challenging and diverse education. By the time they graduate, IB students not only possess strong personal characteristics, they are are well-prepared for success in future studies and in life. IB learners are: 

  • Ambitious and able to drive their own learning. 
  • Encouraged to think critically, ask the right questions, and solve complex problems.
  • More culturally aware through development of a second, and sometimes third, language. 
  • Able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world. 
  • A core part in educational programs that can lead them to some of the highest ranking colleges
    and universities around the world. 

The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) offers four programmes of international education that span the primary, middle and secondary school years. LILA currently offers three of the four programmes - the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, and the Diploma Programme. 

Read key findings from IB research to learn more about how the IB program impacts students and schools. 

The Minnesota Department of Education acknowledges the benefits of IB: “International Baccalaureate (IB) is recognized as a superior education, preparing students for rigorous academic work so they may succeed at postsecondary institutions around the world. The program encourages students to think from an international perspective, while first developing an understanding of their own cultural and national identity. Students learn a second language and develop the skills to live and work with others internationally—essential for life in the 21st century.”

Primary Years Programme
Amy Mueller, Coordinator

Middle Years Programme
Leen Sabbagh, Coordinator

Diploma Programme
Gina Graham, Coordinator

IB focuses on areas like building critical thinking skills, fostering intellectual creativity and curiosity, and being an open-minded and caring individual. School isn’t focused on memorizing facts and figures they’ll soon forget. It’s about layering on the ability to solve complex problems. Kids need these skills!
                          - Jennifer May, Parent