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The International Baccalaureate Program at Locust Valley High School

International Baccalaureate Coordinator:
Angela Manzo, 277-5157


IB Presentation - January 2017


In February of 2004, Locust Valley High School was authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the IB Diploma Program at Locust Valley High School. The IB program is a rigorous and comprehensive course of study which challenges students to achieve academic success while becoming thoughtful, caring and active citizens of the world.

We may now offer our students the excitement and challenge of the IB Diploma and IB certificate courses.  Students who participate in these courses receive the following advantages:

A comprehensive international curriculum in grades 11 and 12.

This curriculum combines excellent coursework and teaching practices from around the world.  

- A challenging course of study designed to prepare them for the demands of college  
- Recognition by the finest colleges and universities in the United States and around the world  
- The possibility of advanced standing upon admission to college
- The benefit of instruction by specially trained IB teachers  
- Preparation for the demands of college work

Program History

The International Baccalaureate Organization was founded in 1968 to establish a common curriculum and university entry credential for the sons and daughters of diplomats, ambassadors, and other internationally mobile families. Although the program arose out of a necessity to provide a curriculum that would lead to a baccalaureate, or high school diploma, and meet entrance requirements of universities anywhere in the world, the founders were also inspired by an idealistic vision; they hoped to create an educational experience that would nurture a spirit of tolerance and sensitivity to cultural diversity. Because its comprehensive curriculum and high standards of assessment soon gained international acclaim, the IB Diploma Program outgrew its original purpose of exclusively serving the needs of the diplomatic community and was embraced by non-international secondary schools around the world. The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is a recognized leader in the field of international education. It is a non-profit, mission-driven foundation. As of this school year, 2010, IB currently works with more than 872,000 students at 3,069 schools in 139 countries.


IB Homepage

Please contact Angela Manzo, Locust Valley High School's I.B. Coordinator ( to for additional information on our program.

Feel free as well to view our Frequently Asked Questions by clicking this link.