Why International Baccalaureate?
An International Baccalaureate education develops students holistically to be caring, inquiring, globally-minded people who strive to make a better world. As a Marist Catholic school, we offer an IB education because it aligns perfectly with our commitment to fostering individual academic growth, moral responsibility, and global mindedness while also working to honor God and live more like Mary every day. Moreover, the semper altius, growth mindset that an IB education fosters prepares our students to persevere through adversity and make a positive impact on their world in college and beyond.
Every student who graduates from Notre Dame Academy receives a college preparatory diploma that prepares them for success in the next phases of their lives. Additionally, students who choose to enroll in International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma classes have the opportunity to receive IB certificates that may grant them college credit and, if full IB Diploma students, to receive an IB Diploma that can provide them admission to universities around the world.
With an emphasis on developing inquiring students who excel as multitaskers, presenters, researchers, thinkers, and writers, an IB education prepares students to be able and empowered as they move into the next stages of their lives in college and beyond.