The International School of Los Angeles is an international preschool through 12th grade bilingual school which offers an English and French curriculum.
Are you looking for an International Baccalaureate World School in the United States? Here you can find a list of US schools that have a profile in the IB World Schools Yearbook.
The schools featured below offer at least one of the IB's four programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). You can use the search filter below to look for schools that offer one programme in particular.
Dominating the upper tiers of world university rankings, the United States has long attracted the lion’s share of international students in higher education. Over recent years, international enrolments at American high schools have risen sharply, as foreign students – including many from China – seek to gain an edge in university admissions.
Nearly 80,000 international students attended US high schools in 2014, of whom 48 per cent were Chinese nationals. Chinese enrolments rose 60-fold over the preceding decade. The vast majority of international students attended private institutions, with six per cent at state schools, which they can join for one year only, paying full-cost fees.
There are several hundred independent schools in the United States, which aim to prepare students for university life, both academically and socially. Most are coeducational, many are religious foundations and a few offer a French or British curriculum. The 1,905 IB World Schools include a growing number of private, international schools, plus many state schools. You can see the full list at www.ibo.org.
There are more than 250 boarding schools, including several historic establishments that pride themselves on placing students in Ivy League universities.
Private schools typically require applicants to take the Secondary School Admission test (SSAT) or Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and international students to also provide scores from the TOEFL Junior, an English language test.
Education is compulsory from age 5 to 16 and free for citizens up to age 17, with some variation between states, which manage public education. Children attend six years of primary school and six years of high school, divided into junior and senior phases.
At senior high school, students take a wide range of subjects leading to the American high school diploma. Some schools offer Advanced Placement courses and other specialised programmes to high-achieving students.
IB World Schools are part of a thriving international school sector in the US. For information on all US international schools, you can visit: www.internationalschoolsearch.com