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Saint John's Prep Offers IB Diploma Programme

Saint John’s Prep is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, and one of only two schools in Minnesota outside of Minneapolis and St. Paul offering the IB program for high school aged students. The IB program we offer – the Diploma Programme – was created more than 40 years ago and aims to develop students and help them learn to think creatively, globally and independently. Saint John’s Prep has been an IB World School since 2011.


What is the IB Diploma Programme?


IB Diploma Programme is an optional two-year program of rigorous study during a student's junior and senior years. Students study in six academic areas:

  • language;

  • second language;

  • mathematics;

  • science;

  • individuals and society; and,

  • the arts.



This sophisticated two-year curriculum covers a wide range of academic subjects and has served more than 774,000 students in 138 countries and 2,815 schools since 1968.

Students experience a liberal arts curriculum designed to develop academic skills in preparation for university study, professional practice and a lifetime of learning. Our IB program is shaped and formed by a desire to provide motivated students an education that is:

  • Pragmatic – a nationally and internationally recognized course of study which provides academic, professional and personal development of the highest caliber;

  • Idealistic – founded upon the goal of creating a better and more peaceful world through understanding and respect; and,

  • Pedagogical – broad-based and developmental, promoting skills of critical and creative thinking while instilling the value of lifelong learning.


How It Benefits You As A Student

There are many advantages for students who earn the diploma from our IB program as well as for those who participate in an IB curriculum to earn a certificate. Universities around the world welcome the unique characteristics of students who have earned an IB diploma and recognize the way in which the program helps to prepare students for university-level education.

IB students routinely gain priority admission to some of the most prestigious universities in the world, most of which have established recognition policies for the IB program.


IB Program Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

ISACS - independent schools association of the central states - accredited member school