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IB Coordinator

Kubba, Dina

IB Co-Coordinator

Garrity, Tim

CAS Coordinator

Garrity, Tim

Language A1 | IB English

Miller, Ron
Stender, Mr.

Language A2 | French, German, and Spanish

Claus, Frau
Khalil, Mme
Martin, angela
Sayles, Melisa

Arts and Electives

Hawkins, Tracy
Waldukat, Andreas
Director of Instrumental Music- Department Chair, Visual & Performing Arts

Theory of Knowledge

Garrity, Tim
International Baccalaureate

IB / AP Exam Schedule May 2016

Click on the link below to see the exam schedule.  Check back for the rooms in which the exams will be taking place

IBAPExam Schedule May2016rev1v.pdf

Academic Honesty and Attendance

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The Theory of Knowledge course is the central interdisciplinary core around which the subject areas of the International Baccalaureate revolve. By exploring the knowledge systems of mathematics, natural sciences, human sciences, history, the arts, and ethics through the filters of emotion, reason, language, and depth, students and teachers learn to reflect critically on these essential human processes. The course challenges students to become aware of the complexity of knowledge and to acknowledge the need to act responsibly in a global society. This, in turn, reinforces the Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) components of the IB Diploma Programme.  The TOK course requires 100 hours of instruction during the junior and senior years.


The creativity, action, service (CAS) requirement takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholarship, providing a counterbalance to the academic self-absorption some students feel within a demanding school curriculum.  Participation in CAS encourages students to share their energies and special talents while developing awareness, concern and the ability to work cooperatively with others.  The IBO’s goal of educating the whole person and fostering more caring and socially responsible attitudes comes alive in an immediate way when students reach beyond themselves and their books.  The CAS extracurriculular component requires 150 hours during the junior and senior years.

University Credit

Students awarded the IB diplomas gain admission to the most selective colleges and universities throughout the world, including such prestigious European institutions as Oxford and the Sorbonne as well as the finest American schools, such as Yale.   Many schools offer advanced standing or course credit to students with high scores on IB exams. 

Amherst    no no
Caltech sometimes sometimes
Dartmouth yes yes
Georgetown yes yes
Harvard yes yes
MIT sometimes sometimes
Northwestern yes yes
Stanford yes yes
UCSD yes yes
USC yes yes
Yale yes yes



Individuals and Society

Carlisle, Bruce
Hawkins, Tracy
Sayles, Ken

Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

Cahill, Stephen
Physics Teacher
Phelps, Susan


Grabowski, Michael
Kubba, Dina
Shinavar, Amanda

Program Info and Overview

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