IB Program

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About International Baccalaureate at ND

The highly respected International Baccalaureate (IBDP) program is uniquely aligned with our Catholic, Holy Cross mission to nurture personal growth and foster integrity in young men of diverse talents, backgrounds and beliefs.  IB “aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”  ND will be just one of nine schools in the State of Connecticut that offer the IB program, and the only all-boys school.

Program Coursework

Mathematics, Sciences, The Arts, Language and Literature,
Foreign Language, and Individuals and Societies

IBDP Program Outcomes

The IB program will challenge students to: 

  • Become independent thinkers by challenging assumptions
  • Broaden their cultural understanding through the acquisition of a new language
  • Engage, connect, and collaborate with individuals from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Enter college as strategic researchers

College acceptances rate among IB students is 22% higher than the total population and up to 13% higher for Ivy League schools particularly.

IBDP Program Highlights

This two-year program aims to develop inquiring,
knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world. Students will reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that involves community service.