International Baccalaureate Program
Detroit Country Day School became an International Baccalaureate member in 1978 as the 98th entry into the program that now boasts 2,926 schools in 138 countries.
What is the Diploma Programme?
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (I.B.) is designed to establish a basic standard for international education and focuses on educating the "whole person." The curriculum provides juniors and seniors with a balanced education, promotes geographical and cultural mobility, and emphasizes international understanding through shared academic experiences.
Students who successfully complete this comprehensive two-year international curriculum are well prepared for post secondary education and are routinely accepted to top colleges and universities throughout the world. The I.B. emphasis on critical thinking, depth of learning, research, and writing skills underscores what is already occurring across the disciplines in Detroit Country Day Upper School. Most I.B. courses are taught in conjunction with existing Advanced Placement, Honors, and regular courses.
The I.B. Curriculum consists of six subject groups:
(Best language) including the study of selections from World Literature in drama, poetry and the novel
(Second language) French, German, and/or Spanish emphasizing fluency and cultural understanding
Study of Man in Society
European History, Information Technology in a Global Society
Biology, General Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Systems
Mathematical Studies, Mathematical Methods, Higher Mathematics
Music, Latin, Visual Arts, or a second subject from the sciences group, or a third modern language