IB World School

The International School of Florence is proud to be an IB World School, offering the Primary Years Programme and the Diploma Programme. 

‘Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering highly respected programs of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

The IB has a hard-earned reputation for high standards of teaching, pedagogical leadership and student achievement. Students at International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Schools are given a unique education focused on academic rigor and emphasis on students’ personal development.

IB students are encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning, take part in programs of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world, become more culturally aware through the development of languages and are able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.’


Why is the IB Diploma Program favored by British Universities over A levels?