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International Baccalaureate programme at Marymount International School Rome

International Baccalaureate in Italy

The IB has allowed me to grow academically and as a person while giving me the opportunity to tailor my course of study with my favorite subjects, engaging with important global issues, and opening many doors for my future academic ambitions. This challenging programme fosters open-mindedness and underscores the importance of hard work and time management, all elements which contribute to making it such a precious experience. 

What is the International Baccalaureate Degree Programme?

Among the first schools in Italy to offer the IB Diploma Programme, Marymount International School Rome provides a rigorous and challenging International Baccalaureate curriculum in Grades 11 and 12 that includes the study of languages, individuals and societies, experimental sciences, math and computer science, and the arts. In order to receive the IB Diploma, students sit for examinations in six subject areas at the conclusion of Grade 12 as well as follow a course in Theory of Knowledge, the focus of which is to demonstrate the interdependence of various subjects. Students must also submit an Extended Essay and participate in creativity, activity, and service (CAS) programs. 

Find an IB School or learn more about the IBO's Mission and  Learner Profile. Following this challenging program implies a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them.

IB Diploma Programme

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The Secondary School Principal, Academic Assistant Principal, School's College Counselor, the International Baccalaureate Coordinator, Extended Essay Coordinator, and CAS Coordinator in addition to teachers from across the various departments assist our students with the selection of courses that are appropriate to their own academic needs and future university aspirations, as well as in all aspects of their IB learning journey, from weekend review sessions to mock examinations.

Marymount’s students achieve outstanding results each year. Over half of our students pursue the International Baccalaureate (IB) Bilingual Diploma.  

More than half of all IB student candidates worldwide, whether they be following the full IB Diploma Programme or International Baccalaureate certificates, are from the USA, where IB classes can make college applications stronger and may offer the opportunity to receive university credit. The International Baccalaureate program also prepares students for admission to colleges and universities from countries worldwide, including the UK and Italy, where Marymount's IB Program is recognized by the Ministry of Public Instruction for entrance to Italian universities. 

IB Resources

Dr Gina Lappé
IB Coordinator