The International Baccalaureate Program (IB) began in 1968 by American ex-patriots living in Europe. Initially, the purpose of the IB was to offer the children of Americans living abroad a challenging college preparatory curriculum guided by rigorous standards. An IB education ensured that students were well prepared for study at any university. Today, there are more than 6,000 IB schools worldwide; the common standards and common assessments maintain the high quality of the program.
University Laboratory School was authorized as an IB school in 2001; our first IB Diploma Program students graduated in 2003. Since then, ULS students consistently score above the international average on their IB exams, and most of our Diploma Program (DP) candidates earn the prestigious IB Diploma. Students who earn passing scores on their IB assessments may receive college credit for their efforts.
Our DP graduates have earned acceptance into some of the most prestigious universities in the country, including Harvard, Yale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and Vanderbilt University. Our graduates are scattered all over the world and are succeeding in a wide range of professional fields.
Please visit the International Baccalaureate website and the ULS IB Diploma Program Booklet for more information.