IB International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

AOSR has proudly offered the IB International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme since 1989. The IBDP is a highly challenging, two-year, pre-university program of studies for Grade 11 and 12 students. AOSR students have a 100% IB Diploma pass rate. 

What is the IB Program?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a two-year educational programme. The programme provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognized by many universities worldwide. At AOSR, the most recognized American-International School in Rome, the IB Programme has been offered since 1989 and we believe that the Programme prepares our students for life! Our students have a 100% Pass Rate with AOSR's IB Programme, thanks to our qualified and international faculty, 100% of which are IB & AP subject area, experts.

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Learn More About the IB Programme at AOSR

The focus of the IB Diploma Program aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better world through intercultural understanding and respect. The IB Diploma promotes lifelong learning by requiring students to develop the attributes of the IB Learner Profile.

While it is the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) that prescribes the curriculum, AOSR has carefully and successfully implemented the IBDP for decades. AOSR IB students have historically gained admission to prestigious universities in the United States, Europe, and throughout the world. Because of its equipollenza with the Italian "Maturità," AOSR students also gain acceptance to top Italian universities.

To earn an IB Diploma at AOSR, students take six core subjects, follow a course in the Theory of Knowledge, submit an Extended Essay, and participate in Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) Programs. Finally, students sit for six exams in the core subjects at the end of Grade 12.

100% IBDP pass rate

Average IB score of 34 

70+ annual IB exams

The IB Program helps you discover more deeply other cultures and become a more globally minded individual. Although it’s a challenging program, you learn to balance the workload and I have really enjoyed the projects involved.

-  Will, Grade 12, IB student 

I was always sure I wanted to take IB because I wanted to push myself. The class material is challenging, but with the extracurricular activities, such as CAS, TOK, the various Internal Assessments and Extended Essay, it teaches students how to manage their time and be independent. I know the hard work will pay off. I will have the benefit of colleges all over the world considering my application. 

-  Isabelle, Grade 12, Ib student 

The IB Program has taught me to take responsibility for my learning and to understand the knowledge building process. The IB Diploma is an internationally recognized high school diploma, and therefore I’ve been able to apply for admission to some of the most prestigious universities in the world. I can't wait to meet the future me when I come to the end of the IB Program.

-  Costanza, Grade 12, Ib student