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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:

Category #1
Studies in Literature and Language (English Department)
Example course: Literature and Language

Category #2
Language Acquisitions (Foreign Language Department)
Example courses: Classical Languages - Latin, Foreign Language (ab initio) Level 1 and 2

Category #3
Individuals and Societies (History Department)
Example courses: Global Politics, World Religions, *Environmental Systems and Society

Category #4
Sciences (Science Department)
Example courses: Computer Science, Sports, Exercise, and Health Science, *Environmental Systems and Society

Category #5 
Mathematics (Math Department)

Category #6
The Arts (students may substitute additional 2-5 category or take ab initia foreign language, 2 years of beginning language study)
Example course: Film

The I.B. program offers committed students who are organized, manage time well, and are serious about learning, the opportunity to earn this internationally recognized diploma in addition to their Detroit Country Day School diploma.

*Satisfies requirements for two groups bu student must still take 6 subjects.

All courses are offered HL (higher level)or SL (standard level) - only HL courses are eligible for college course credit.

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Detroit Country Day School is a private, independent, co-educational, non-denominational, preschool through grade 12 college preparatory school focused on a well-rounded liberal arts education. Emphasis on academics, arts, athletics, and character development is prevalent across the curriculum. The school admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students in the school. 

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