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In 11th and 12th grade, our high school students, including those who reside in our boarding program, undertake the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) — exclusive to Windermere Prep, as the only IB school in Central Florida. This comprehensive and challenging pre-university course of study leads to examinations that demand the best from motivated students. As a unique part of our private school in greater Orlando, the IB encourages our students to develop an international perspective.

Introduction to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)

The IB Diploma Program is widely recognized as a gold-standard of high school education around the world and designed as a challenging two-year program of international education with high academic standards. The IBDP is comprehensive and challenging, leading to final examinations before university. Windermere Preparatory School is proud to offer to the IB program to our students and deliver a variety of rigorous IB classes that give all our students an advantage.

Key facts:


Why Is the IB So Important?

Top Colleges expect candidates to prove not only their performance, but also the strength of the program they performed in. To prove the strength of a program, you need look no further than the coveted IBDP.

Put simply, Windermere Preparatory School is a College Preparatory school, and in our determination, the best way to prepare students for college  with the highest placement and maximum credit is through the IBDP. That’s why we’re proud to be an IB school in Florida.

What IB Students Study

The curriculum is modeled by a hexagon with six academic areas surrounding three core requirements.

Over the course of the two-year program, students


Subjects, other than languages, are taught and examined in English.


IB Diploma and Certificate Requirements

The Diploma Program is a two-year, full-time program. Students must choose one subject from each of Languages A and B, Social Sciences, Experimental Sciences, and Mathematics to ensure a breadth of experience. The sixth subject may be an Arts subject, or the student may choose another from the original choices. At least three and not more than four are taken at higher level (HL), and the others at standard level (SL).

In each examination, the student is graded on a scale of 1 (minimum) to 7 (maximum). The award of the diploma requires students to meet defined standards and conditions. These include a minimum total of 24 points and the satisfactory completion of three compulsory core components: theory of knowledge (TOK); the extended essay; and creativity, activity, and service (CAS).

We have a myriad of programs that can be personalized and customized for every student. For every pathway, students will achieve an eternally validated IB certification.


We know every child is unique. Our teachers build up the individual strengths of your child, creating outstanding learning experiences that help them deepen their interests and achieve their goals, so they can discover their own pathway to the world's best colleges and universities.