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At the British International School of Charlotte, we’re delighted to offer the globally renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) as an IB World School in Charlotte, North Carolina. The IB Diploma Programme is a challenging two-year course in the remaining Years 12 and 13 of Upper Secondary School (equivalent to the junior and senior year of high school in the US system) that prepares students for success at university and their life in a global society.
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The International Baccalaureate in Charlotte, NC

The British International School of Charlotte is one of the finest IB high schools in North Carolina. We prepare our Year 12 (Grade 11) and Year 13 (Grade 12) students for what comes next through the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), leading to the receipt of a prestigious qualification that’s highly regarded by top colleges and universities worldwide. The IBDP focuses on building critical thinkers who are extremely prepared for higher education and can succeed at life in a global society.


The Curriculum and Structure of the IBDP

During the two-year course of study, students partake in six subjects, three taken at higher level and three at standard level. These courses consist of a literature-based language course, a conversational-based second language course, a social science, a physical/biological science, a maths course, and an elective course.

Students will also complete three additional core components, which include Theory of Knowledge, an extended essay, and CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) to develop into well-rounded global citizens, who will thrive throughout their lives.


The Impact of Studying at Our International School

The IB Diploma Program encourages our students to ask challenging questions, learn how to learn, develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture, and grow their ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures. The British International School of Charlotte is an ideal choice for students interested in the IB Diploma because we represent over 60 different nationalities, an experienced international staff, a global network of peers, and highly personalized learning.


A Personalized Strategy for Success in the IB Programme

The British International School of Charlotte’s Head of Upper School and IB Coordinator work closely with all our IB students and the network of College Counselors within Nord Anglia Education to offer personalized guidance. They help strategically select appropriate IB courses that align with each students’ top colleges or universities of choice and their respective acceptance requirements.


Global Networking and Enhancement Opportunities

As a Nord Anglia Education school, we are part of a global family of schools across the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Belonging to a global network creates unique opportunities for our students to work on international projects and collaborate with other international peers around the world.


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Preparing for College and University Admissions

We partner with our sister school, The British International School of Houston, to offer college counseling for students in Years 12 and 13 to thoroughly prepare them for entry in to universities and colleges throughout the world.  

Our college counselor has extensive knowledge of the entry requirements and procedures for private and public US and Canadian schools as well as the different requirements of the UK and European universities.


Our teachers help your child build up their strengths — following how they learn best and guiding them through globally recognized qualifications. No matter what your child wants to do or be in life, at BISC, they’ll have the confidence to pursue their fullest potential.

Our academic excellence
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