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Spokane’s first International Baccalaureate World School

IB World Schools share a common philosophy — a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Saint George’s believes best prepares your student for success in college and careers. The IB also fits well with Saint George’s mission of inspiring scholars, athletes, and artists to serve and lead others!

IB Overview

The Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum for grades 11-12 is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprised of Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay (EE). Our full IB diploma students complete CAS projects that are part of an 18-month portfolio, including reflections on their experiences. Please refer to the IB Resources below for detailed IB information.

SGS Students & Alumni on the IB Program

“Because of my interest in continuing to learn Spanish after High School, in order to have a career in diplomacy, I chose to write my EE in Spanish to better my writing and reading comprehension.”

Gabi completed her CAS project in May 2020. She made and assembled birdhouses for local kids who no longer had school. She created kits and delivered them to families in the area. “Since coming to SGS, CAS has encouraged me to both seek out and create my own opportunities to better myself and my community,” Gabi says. She hoped to develop organization, woodworking, and communication skills through this project.

Gabrielle Cunningham, ’21

Georgetown University

I am currently studying Middle Eastern and European Languages and Cultures at Trinity College Dublin as a part of their dual degree program with Columbia University. I love living in Dublin and all of the opportunities that I have being located in a European capital city. This weekend I’ll be traveling to Galway in Ireland as a part of the Trinity Law Society to attend a conference on international law.

I am so thankful that the IB and Saint George’s provided me with the academic skills and international credentials to succeed in a prestigious multinational program.

Alli Dixon, ’21

Trinity College, Dublin

The IB of course helped with the admissions process but also by preparing me for the level of writing that was expected at college. Our first major writing assignment was an 8-page paper that I had no issue finishing in less than a week, while some of my classmates are struggling to even write an outline. That’s when I really felt like all the hours working on the IAs and EEs paid off.

Nico Morales, ’21

Occidental College

The IB has a lot of important parts that are valuable, but I think Theory of Knowledge (TOK) helped me the most. In most classes, you are trained to think in very similar ways, but in TOK you are learning to change the way you think.

By looking at topics from different angles, it expands your education as a whole and you start thinking about your other classes in new ways.

Jack Morris, ’22

Current Student

“Because of my interest in continuing to learn Spanish after High School, in order to have a career in diplomacy, I chose to write my EE in Spanish to better my writing and reading comprehension.”

Gabi completed her CAS project in May 2020. She made and assembled birdhouses for local kids who no longer had school. She created kits and delivered them to families in the area. “Since coming to SGS, CAS has encouraged me to both seek out and create my own opportunities to better myself and my community,” Gabi says. She hoped to develop organization, woodworking, and communication skills through this project.

Gabrielle Cunningham, ’21

Georgetown University

I am currently studying Middle Eastern and European Languages and Cultures at Trinity College Dublin as a part of their dual degree program with Columbia University. I love living in Dublin and all of the opportunities that I have being located in a European capital city. This weekend I’ll be traveling to Galway in Ireland as a part of the Trinity Law Society to attend a conference on international law.

I am so thankful that the IB and Saint George’s provided me with the academic skills and international credentials to succeed in a prestigious multinational program.

Alli Dixon, ’21

Trinity College, Dublin

The IB of course helped with the admissions process but also by preparing me for the level of writing that was expected at college. Our first major writing assignment was an 8-page paper that I had no issue finishing in less than a week, while some of my classmates are struggling to even write an outline. That’s when I really felt like all the hours working on the IAs and EEs paid off.

Nico Morales, ’21

Occidental College

The IB has a lot of important parts that are valuable, but I think Theory of Knowledge (TOK) helped me the most. In most classes, you are trained to think in very similar ways, but in TOK you are learning to change the way you think.

By looking at topics from different angles, it expands your education as a whole and you start thinking about your other classes in new ways.

Jack Morris, ’22

Current Student

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