International Baccalaureate

Country Day is proud to be the first private school in North Carolina to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. Our small class sizes, dedicated faculty, and wide array of school resources are essential to successfully developing the intellectual and personal skills that the IB Diploma Program promises for students.

The IB Diploma Program is a two-year course of study for juniors and seniors.  It includes a rigorous, well-rounded curriculum, promotes international mindedness, develops research, writing, and thinking skills, and emphasizes reflection and growth. The IB Diploma Program is best suited to students who think critically, desire rigorous academics, and are committed to stretching themselves inside and outside the classroom. Students who successfully complete the IB Diploma program are very well prepared for college and have the opportunity to earn the internationally recognized IB Diploma in addition to their Country Day diploma.  

Who are IB Students?

For a student to have a valuable experience in the IB Diploma Program, he or she should be in the academic top third of the class and demonstrate personal values that align with the mission of IB. This 2018 IB graduate received the highly selective Morehead-Cain Scholarship to UNC-Chapel Hill.

IB students perform in school productions and choral and instrumental groups, participate in cultural clubs, serve as editors on publications, lead the Coffeehouse talent show, and have won Scholastic Art Awards, like this Gold Key Winning Photo from a trip to Cuba.

IB students perform in school productions and choral and instrumental groups, participate in cultural clubs, serve as editors on publications, lead the Coffeehouse talent show, and have won Scholastic Art Awards.

 

Many IB students are two-season athletes or play on year-round club teams, have earned state championships and all-state player honors, serve as team captains, and are recruited to play at the collegiate level.  This 2018 IB graduate is playing lacrosse for Colby College.

IB students participate in Country Day international travel, global interest clubs, global service, and hosting of exchange students. This  2018 IB graduate initiated a service learning experience in Peru.

IB students serve as leaders in student government, as club presidents, as editors of The Hook (student publication), and leaders within the Diversity Awareness Forum, like this 2018 IB graduate.

IB students serve as campus leaders, like this student government representative, pictured with her Special Olympics buddy.  

Inside and outside of school, IB students serve others through activities such as Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors, Refugee Center volunteers, and talented musicians deeply engaged with Playing for Others, like this member of the IB Class of 2019.

Inside and outside of school, IB students serve others through activities that fuel their passions, like this state champion tennis player who also volunteers with Project Unify.

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Contact Us

Stewart Peery
IB Diploma Program Coordinator
(704) 943-4617

Tim Waples
Extended Essay Coordinator, TOK Instructor 
 
Lee-Anne Black
Co-CAS Coordinator

Beatrice Eldredge
Co-CAS Coordinator