International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools are part of a program designed to give students ages 3 to 19 the intellectual, emotional and social skills to live in a globalized society. The more than 656,000 IB students attend 2,401 schools in 129 countries.

The approval process for schools usually takes more than two years and several visits from a team of IB assessors.

International Baccalaureate offers a primary-years program for pupils ages 3 to 12, a middle-years program for students 11 to 16, and a diploma program for students 16 to 19. Elementary, middle and high schools can offer “continuum of education” among the programs.

Riverwood International Charter High School offers the middle-years and diploma programs, which are recognized by many international universities.

Under the IB approach, students develop an understanding of their own cultural and national identity through a second language.