The IB Advantage

The International Baccalaureate (IB) philosophy focuses on a holistic approach to education. Thus, the IB program addresses not only the cognitive development but also the social, emotional, and physical well-being of each student.

The aim of an IB education is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people and to provide them with the adaptable skills to tackle society’s complex challenges.

The IB program at Alto

  • Inspires students to ask questions, pursue personal aspirations, set challenging goals, and develop the persistence to achieve those goals.
  • Develops knowledgeable students who make reasoned ethical judgments and gives them the ability, perseverance, and confidence they need in order to bring about meaningful change.
  • Encourages individual and shared responsibility as well as effective teamwork.
The IB Diploma has gained recognition and respect from leading universities in the United States and around the world. Here are just a few examples:
 

There is no other curriculum anywhere that does a superior job of both educating students and inspiring a true and broad-based love of learning.

William Shain, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Vanderbilt University