IB Coordinator: Manette Idris
Would you like to learn more about the International Baccalaureate programs at Walnut High School? Use the links below to view presentations about the IB at Walnut High School:
Walnut High School Pre-IB applications are now available for 8th grade students (Class of 2026). Please use the links below to fill out the online application. The application deadline is February 15th.
Do you have questions about our IB Diploma or IB Career-Related programs? Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions Page!
For FAQs about the IB Diploma program, please click HERE.
For FAQs about the IB Career-Related program, please click HERE.
Congratulations to our 2021 IB Diploma and Career-related Program graduates! Despite the challenges associated with distance learning, our IB students did extremely well earning their IB diplomas and career-related certificates. We are very proud of our 2021 IB Mustangs!
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 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.