International Baccalaureate (IB)

The International Baccalaureate curriculum was introduced in 1968 in Geneva Switzerland, based on a framework established by the world-renowned Marie-Thérèse Maurette. In the wake of WWII, Maurette aimed to create a strong educational framework to advocate for peace.

Today, the International Baccalaureate Program aims to develop inquisitive, knowledgeable, caring young people who want to help to create a better, more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.


Schools With IB:

High Schools

  • Antioch High
  • Hillsboro High
  • Hunters Lane High

Middle Schools

  • Bellevue Middle
  • Goodlettsville Middle
  • JT Moore Middle
  • West End Middle

Elementary Schools

  • Eakin Elementary
  • Julia Green Elementary

Although the Metro Nashville Public Schools’ IB Program focuses most strongly on Middle and High School students, IB based curriculums are also offered beginning in PreK. Here we will walk through the IB curriculum according to grade level here:

Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Grades: PreK - 4

The PYP prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child.

Middle Years Programme (MYP)

Grades: 5-10

MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. The MYP is inclusive by design. Indeed, students of all interests and academic abilities can benefit from their participation in this program.

Diploma Programme (DP)

Grades: 11-12

Research suggests many benefits to choosing the DP. This programme aims to develop students who have an excellent breadth and depth of knowledgestudents who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically.

Career-related Programme (CP)

(Only offered at Hillsboro High and antioch high school)

Grades: 11-12

The CP is a framework of international education designed to address the needs of career-minded students. The goal of the CP is prepare students either for further/higher education, or for apprenticeships/employment.