The first Catholic Pre-K-12 International Baccalaureate School in the U.S.
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy offers a curriculum centered on the International Baccalaureate Program. It is the first Catholic school in the United States with all three IB curriculum levels: Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP) and Diploma Program (DP).
The focus of the IB curriculum is cross-disciplinary and is based on the inquiry method of instructional practice. IB is not a gifted education program, but it does provide a model for high standards in education for all students. The PYP and MYP programs provide an educational framework based on what is currently known about how students learn and draw upon best practices for teaching and learning. Through the IB Program, all students are invited to discover for themselves that learning can be an exciting, challenging and rewarding process of exploring the world.
What Is IB?
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Challenging academic programs and assessments encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners.