Ms. Valerie Harelson

IB Diploma Programme Coordinator



IB Diploma Programme



The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme, has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.


IB Diploma Programme students must choose one subject from each of five groups (1 to 5), ensuring breadth of knowledge and understanding in their best language, additional language(s), the social sciences, the experimental sciences and mathematics. Student may choose either an arts subject from group 6, or a second subject from groups 1 to 5.

Six DP Subject Groups

Group 1
Studies in Language
and Literature
Group 2
Group 3
and Societies
Group 4
Group 5
Mathematics and
Computer Science
Group 6
The Arts


 Students in the IB DP will also participate in the interdisciplinary Theory of Knowledge course, complete the Extended Essay on a topic of their own interest, and participate in Creativity Action Service.

Learn more about WAIS & the IB

Learn more about WAIS & the IB DP