International Baccalaureate Organization

Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School has been named a candidate school* for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) within the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). This designation means that the school is pursuing authorization as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy-a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education – that the school believes is important for its students.

As a candidate school, Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School will begin to implement the standards, practices, and curriculum requirements that are hallmarks of the IB programmes beginning in the current school year. Students will still be required to meet the requirements for a New York State Regents or Advanced Regents diploma in addition to meeting the requirements of the MYP and DP.    

The Board of Trustees and the administration of Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School are very pleased to have achieved candidacy status and to be able to offer further outstanding academic and extracurricular activities that come with this designation to the students and families of the school. Bishop Grimes will be the only Catholic school in the surrounding area to offer both the Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme to its students.

The IB curriculum is globally recognized as one of the premier college preparatory programmes for students. The mission of statement of all IB programmes is “to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.”  

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* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.