IB Program

The Prout School was the first high school in Rhode Island to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate Program. And we have been providing this opportunity to students for over 20 years. 

International Baccalaureate courses are offered to Prout's juniors and seniors. There is no ideal candidate for this program, however there is a "learner profile" of those who pursue this rigorous academic path. These learners are inquirers and are open-minded. These individuals are knowledgeable and caring, risk-takers, thinkers and balanced. They are principled, reflective and communicators. There are many benefits to students participating in the IB curriculum. 

They will:

  • be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning

  • take part in programs of education that can lead to acceptance in some of the highest-ranking universities around the world

  • become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language

  • be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world

Students may elect to take individual courses in pursuit of an International Baccalaureate certificate for that course.

Almost 80% of our juniors and seniors take IB courses

Prout students also have the opportunity to pursue the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. The program consists of six courses taken during the student’s junior and senior years, as well as the completion of the program's core which consists of three parts: a capstone class entitled Theory of Knowledge, an original extended essay on an area of individual in-depth study and the CAS or “Creativity, Action and Service“ program. Culminating in a series of rigorous academic exams at the end of the senior year, successful completion will result in earning a diploma that is recognized at universities around the world. Many universities offer college credit or advance standing for student who complete the program. 


Find Out More

For more information about the International Baccalaureate program at Prout, contact Christopher Bromley, IB Diploma Program Coordinator, at cbromley@theproutschool.org

For more information about the International Baccalaureate Organization, including its history and rapid growth worldwide, we urge you to visit their website at www.ibo.org.  There you will also find further information about IB courses, college acceptance, and other IB schools in New England and beyond.