International Baccalaureate IB Program
The American Overseas School of Rome has proudly offered the IB Diploma Program since 1989. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program 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.
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 (below).
While it is the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) that prescribes the curriculum, its implementation has been carefully and successfully followed at AOSR for decades, resulting in students gaining admission to prestigious universities in the United States, Europe, and throughout the world, and because of its equipollenza with the Italian "Maturità", Italian universities as well.
Learn more about the core components:To earn an IB Diploma at AOSR, students take 6 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 6 exams in the core subjects at the end of year 12.