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The Benefits of International Baccalaureate at Saint Andrew’s School

Saint Andrew’s School is the premiere location in Palm Beach County for students to achieve academic success, having been ranked the #1 private school in the county, the #1 boarding school in the entire state of Florida, and among the top 20 boarding schools in the world. 

One of the many unique and advanced academic programs that Saint Andrew’s School offers its students is its International Baccalaureate curriculum. Recognized worldwide as a rigorous academic program, the International Baccalaureate (IB) is designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical well-being of students. The IB provides the framework for educating critical thinkers and problem-solvers who are internationally minded and ready to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.

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The IB Curriculum consists of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP),  and the Diploma Programme (DP). Saint Andrew’s is one of the few schools nationwide to offer all three and is internationally recognized for its program, having been certified as an International Baccalaureate world school.

The IB Primary Years Programme is for students in grades Pre-K – 5 at Saint Andrew’s. Its curriculum focuses on helping younger children to develop naturally inquisitive minds, encouraging international-mindedness, and establishing a positive attitude towards learning from a young age.

The IB Middle Years Programe is for children grades 6 – 8 at Saint Andrew’s.  It provides an educational foundation that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The Middle Years Programme emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to connect their academic studies to their experiences outside the classroom. It aims to establish advanced skills in communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement, all of which are essential qualities for young people who will look to find success in an increasingly globalized world.

The IB Diploma Programme is designed to prepare students in grades 11 and 12 at Saint Andrew’s for success in their collegiate studies and beyond, and builds upon the foundation established in the Primary Years and Middle Years programmes. The Diploma Programme has a strong worldwide reputation for its rigorous curriculum and assessment, and standards are published globally, making the qualification one that is recognized and sought after by many of the best universities around the world.

Each of these IB programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners, and prepare students for exemplary successes both inside and outside the classroom.

To learn more about International Baccalaureate and all of Saint Andrew’s School’s advanced curriculums, visit

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