Alison Essinger

IB Diploma Programme Coordinator
(On sabbatical.  Contact M. O’Byrne)

Michael O’Byrne

Gifted High School Program Coordinator and temporary IB Coordinator
obyrnem@bsd405.org
425-456-7311

Karen Roper

Creativity, Action, and Service Program Coordinator and Assistant to the temporary IB Coordinator
roperk@bsd405.org

TriWorldSchool2Colourlarge (Small for web)The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is recognized as one of the most academically rigorous, college preparatory programs in the world. This highly respected, two-year curriculum focuses on classical liberal arts and sciences. Founded in the 1960’s to serve international students, the IB Diploma Program is now available in over 1,460 schools around the world. Interlake High School is proud to offer this challenging educational program designed to prepare students for a wide variety of life options, especially success in college.

Interlake students may pursue the internationally-recognized IB Diploma by taking IB classes in six subject areas or earn IB Certificates through individual courses. The IB program is open to all interested Interlake students; individual student success is largely determined by academic motivation and active participation. For many of the classes, Advanced Placement (AP) tests may be taken in addition to the IB assessments.

What colleges say about IB…

“IB is well known to us as excellent preparation. Success in an IB programme correlates well with success at Harvard. We are pleased to see the credential of the IB Diploma Programme on the transcript.”

Marlyn McGrath Lewis Assistant Dean of Admissions, Harvard University, USA

“We know the quality of IB courses, and we think the IB curriculum is terrific.”

Christoph Guttentag Director of Admissions, Duke University

“The rigour of IB Diploma requirements meets our recommendation for the strongest high school preparation possible. … In sum, the IB diploma candidate who has met the challenge successfully receives strong consideration from the William & Mary admission committee.”

Allison Jesse former Associate Dean of Admissions, William and Mary College

“The IB is a first-rate programme, one we are familiar with, and it prepares students well for a university like ours.”

Fred Hargadon Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Princeton University