Why the IB?

Dwight’s internationally diverse community representing over 40 countries, paired with our legacy as a pioneer in the International Baccalaureate curriculum, makes us the most sought-after IB World School in London. The IB educates caring, open-minded, and critical thinkers, who can help make our world a better place. No other curriculum fits better with Dwight’s vision of educating the next generation of global leaders. 

The International Baccalaureate is an academically rigorous program for students from the age of 2 through to 18, which teaches students to think critically, creatively, ethically, and globally — and to become lifelong learners.

Recognised worldwide as one of the most challenging academic programs — the “gold standard” in pre-university preparation — the comprehensive IB curriculum includes:

The IB provides the ideal academic framework for educating critical thinkers and problem-solvers who are internationally minded — culturally agile, bilingual, and even trilingual — positioning them for success in today’s global marketplace.

In every grade, we embrace the IB mission and the IB Learner Profile, which encourages students to be: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective.


IBSCA University Admissions Officers Report

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The value of an IB education with Stanford University’s Debra Von Bargen

What distinguishes IB students in the university application process?

How familiar are universities with the different components of the IB Diploma Programme?

How do colleges and universities view the International Baccalaureate?

What strategies can students use to discuss the extended essay in their university application?

Applying theory of knowledge

Learning through CAS

How should students discuss their IB courses in their university application?

Skills to take from the IB diploma

Skills for STEM fields