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### Partnering for Global Education: Collaborates with International Baccalaureate

K-12 families now have the ability to explore IB World Schools and access advanced academic programs on the nation’s top school information platform.

On February 22, 2024, in Oakland, California, parents are actively seeking top-tier educational opportunities that can engage their children intellectually and instill a passion for learning. Recognizing this need, the education nonprofit has forged a new data partnership with the International Baccalaureate (IB) to facilitate direct connections between parents and this renowned global educational program.

The IB, with its network of over 5,000 IB World Schools (IBWS) worldwide, offers a comprehensive range of international education programs tailored to students aged 3 to 19. For more than 50 years, the IB has been dedicated to delivering a consistent educational framework centered on inquiry-based learning, preparing students to become adaptable leaders in a global community. Starting today, parents can easily locate IBWS schools in the United States through and, particularly for high schools, explore detailed curriculum information.

This integration of IB data into GreatSchools’ platform is part of a broader initiative to expand data resources and raise awareness among parents about challenging academic programs, thereby stimulating demand for such educational opportunities. Since 2022, GreatSchools has been enriching its database with information from various sources, including , , and , enhancing its repository of profiles for over 150,000 schools nationwide.

Jon Deane, the CEO of GreatSchools, emphasized the organization’s commitment to empowering parents with comprehensive school data to facilitate informed decisions regarding their child’s education. By partnering with the International Baccalaureate, GreatSchools aims to seamlessly connect the millions of U.S. parents who visit its platform annually with a global education leader that equips students for success both inside and outside the classroom.

The International Baccalaureate expressed enthusiasm about collaborating with GreatSchools, a platform that engages approximately half of all K-12 families each year through its acclaimed school information portal. Matt Costello, the Chief Business Development Officer at the International Baccalaureate, highlighted the IB’s focus on nurturing critical thinking and a love for learning, offering parents a personalized approach to education. This partnership with GreatSchools is expected to facilitate the discovery of transformative opportunities provided by IB World Schools, empowering families to embrace a global education that prepares students for success in an increasingly intricate world.

Parents can now easily navigate IBWS listings based on their preferences and filter their searches by selecting “International Baccalaureate” criteria.

For further inquiries or information, representatives from GreatSchools and the IB are available.

About GreatSchools

GreatSchools, a leading nonprofit organization, offers high-quality information to support parents in their quest for excellent education for their children, assist schools in their pursuit of excellence, and aid communities in addressing educational disparities. By collecting and analyzing data from all 51 state departments of education and the federal government, GreatSchools provides valuable insights, analysis, and school quality ratings for parents, partners, researchers, and policymakers. Annually, over 49 million users visit GreatSchools’ website to access school information, research findings, and thousands of evidence-based parenting resources to support their child’s educational journey and well-being. To learn more, visit and connect with us on and .

About International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers four rigorous and high-quality educational programs designed for students aged 3 to 19 years. Emphasizing critical thinking, problem-solving skills, diversity, international mindedness, curiosity, and a commitment to learning and excellence, the IB equips students with the tools they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world. With a history spanning over 50 years, the IB has been at the forefront of the international education movement, engaging with more than 1.95 million students in over 5,700 schools across 160 countries.