Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy offers a curriculum centered on the International Baccalaureate Programme, a rigorously academic program that leads to the globally recognized International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. It is the only Catholic school in the United States with all three IB curriculum levels: PYP, MYP and DP.
The IB Programme is derived from an independent, non-governmental, non-profit educational organization. It is a recognized leader in the field of international education, encouraging students to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged world citizens. Founded in 1968, the IB today works with 3,946 schools in 147 countries to offer and develop its four challenging programs to approximately 1,235,000 students ranging in age from 3 to 19.
The following describes the three IB Programmes at Notre Dame: The Diploma Programme (DP – for 11th and 12th grade); the Middle Years Programme (MYP – for grade 6th through 10th); and the Primary Years Programme (PYP – for junior kindergarten through 5th grade):