About IB Education
The International Baccalaureate (known as IB) concept emphasizes learning how to learn, encouraging students to value learning as an essential and integral part of their everyday lives.
IB learners strive to be:
The Primary Years Programme focuses on developing the whole child, preparing them to be lifelong learners who participate respectfully in the world around them.
The Middle Years Programme contributes positively to students’ social-emotional wellbeing and prepares them to participate in the Diploma Programme in high school.
The Diploma Programme develops students’ knowledge base, preparing them for success in higher education and beyond. Students may earn up to 45 hours of college credit.
The IB Diploma represents one of the highest standards in college-preparatory education. Research suggests that IB students are more likely than their peers to complete their undergraduate degrees and pursue graduate work. They are also more likely to be engaged in various aspects of university life, and life itself.
International Baccalaureate at San Antonio ISD
San Antonio ISD is the city’s only school district offering students at all grade levels the opportunity to earn a prestigious International Baccalaureate education. Together, Burbank and Jefferson high schools, Harris and Longfellow middle schools, Fenwick and Woodlawn academies, and Briscoe, Huppertz, and Woodlawn Hills elementary schools provide an International Baccalaureate curriculum for students across all grade levels.
The majority of San Antonio ISD’s International Baccalaureate campuses are in-district charter schools and are open to students from all over Bexar County and beyond. Additionally, most of these schools also offer a Dual Language pathway for interested families.
San Antonio ISD has the distinction of having nine designated IB campuses. Keep reading to learn how to apply for admission. Then, click on an IB school below to see details on the academic programming, fine arts, extracurricular activities, and other benefits that each one offers.
Enrolling in an IB school with San Antonio ISD
These schools are open to all students across Bexar County and surrounding areas. An application is required to gain admission. Explore your options below and apply for up to 3 Choice Schools & Magnet Programs today!
Transportation is provided at no cost for all students from numerous pick-up and drop-off locations throughout the district. Learn more and see bus routes here.