IB Coordinator: Manette Idris
Interested in learning more about the IB programs at WHS? Please click on the links below to view presentations about our IB Diploma program, the IB Career-related program and the WHS pre-IB program.
WHS pre-IB applications for the class of 2025 are now available!
Please use this link for students attending a middle school OUTSIDE of the WVUSD: NON-WVUSD STUDENTS
NEW! We are excited to announce a new option for students wishing to take IB classes. Students can now take individual IB classes and earn college credit upon completion. Click here for more information.
Click here to see important IB Calendar dates - 2020-21 dates coming soon!
Click here to view the Stanford University Video Series – meet a Stanford University admissions officer discussing how Stanford University and other universities view the IB and how the program prepares students for university success
Walnut High School has been an IB World School since 2000.
Since then close to 800 WHS students have graduated with their IB Diploma and gone on to attend many of the top universities worldwide. Some of these universities include Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Stanford, Wellesley, Boston College, Columbia, Amherst, Dartmouth, Notre Dame, Brandeis, John Hopkins, NYU, Cal Tech, MIT, Northwestern, Wesleyan, University of Southern California, UCLA, UC Berkley, UC San Diego and many other University of California Schools.
About the International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate is a non-profit foundation offering four high-quality and challenging educational programs for students aged 3 to 19 throughout the world. Founded in 1968, the IB has grown and is now established in over 3,900 schools in 147 countries worldwide.
Authorization to become an IB World school is an intensive process that typically takes two or more years. IB World Schools are regularly evaluated by IB once they have been authorized to ensure they maintain the high educational and curricular standards set by the International Baccalaureate. IB teachers are first required to attend training provided by the IB to become an IB teacher and then attend ongoing training to ensure that they are up to date on the most current IB curriculum.
The International Baccalaureate at Walnut High School
The International Baccalaureate Mission:
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
For further information about the International Baccalaureate organization, please visit www.ibo.org.
Please be aware that the IBDP, IBCP, and IB Course student programs all have associated International Baccalaureate Organization costs.