International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate Mission

The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.


To this end the IBO works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.


These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand other people, with their differences, can also be right. 

Canyon High School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School providing an IB Diploma Program (DP), a rigorous pre-university course of study designed for students ages 16 to 19. The DP is a broad-based two-year programme that aims to encourage students to be knowledgeable and inquiring, caring and compassionate. There is a strong emphasis on helping students to develop intercultural understanding, open-mindedness, and the attitudes necessary for them to respect and evaluate a range of points of view to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. (International Baccalaureate. 2013.


The Diploma Programme encourages the concurrent study of a broad range of academic areas. Students study two modern languages, a humanities or social science subject, an experimental science, mathematics and one of the creative arts. It is this comprehensive range of subjects that makes the Diploma Programme a demanding course of study designed to prepare students effectively for university entrance. In each of the academic areas, students have flexibility in making their choices, which means they can choose subjects that particularly interest them and that they may wish to study further at university.  (International Baccalaureate. 2013.

Program Advisor: Nancy Belinge

Please contact your students' counselor or the IB Programme Coordinator for further questions.

For more information please visit the IB website: