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Quotes from IB Students, Parents and Educators



"Compared to a lot of my friends here at university, I've had a huge advantage having done the IB programme. I'm used to writing essays, I know how to research and find books, I know exactly how to reference, and the workload is a lot less than doing the Diploma Programme. One of the greatest surprises was when my IB History got credited for a second year history course which I am required to take for my degree in European Studies...now I have room to take an elective. I am seeing the benefits of the IB programme now, and I definitely know it was the best choice for me!"
-- Lauren Cameron,
Park View Education Centre,
Class of 2004, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

"As a parent, initially unfamiliar with the IB programme, I feel very fortunate that my children were enrolled in a school system that led them to Park View and the IB. From providing the eldest with the opportunity to trust her faith in her abilities and reach for the unknown, to teaching my middle child that having to readjust your goals part way through something is part of learning, to providing the youngest with a challenging and rich environment to stretch and thrive in, The IB programme was an integral component to their successful transition into three Nova Scotia universities. All three of my children found first-year university a breeze!"
-- Jacky Dulong,
parent of former IB students

"The International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) has provided the opportunity for our students to challenge themselves to higher levels of educational excellence. The IB has provided the foundation for intellectual curiosity and academic rigor to thrive. ...In reality, the IB has been one of the most effective ways our school district has leveled the playing field for students no matter where they live, who their parents are, and despite their socio-economic status."
-- Delores Hopkins,
Former Associate Superintendent
Jackson (Miss.) Public Schools

"One of the advantages of an IB curriculum is its structure and quality. It is a coordinated programme, well established, well known and well respected. We know the quality of the IB courses, and we think the IB curriculum is terrific."
-- Christoph Guttentag,
Director of Undergraduate Admission,
Duke University

Quotes courtesy of IBO - In Their Own Words: Quotes About IBO