IB Programs

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What is IB?
International Baccalaureate (IB) is a rigorous, internationally recognized and college-level curriculum that prepares students for success at university and beyond. 

Foss is the oldest IB School in WA State and the only public high school in Tacoma to offer IB programs.  Foss currently offers the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) and IB Diploma Program (DP). Foss is also a Candidate School* for the IB Career-related Program (CP).

Being a Candidate School means that Foss is pursuing further authorization as an IB World School to add the Career-related Program. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Foss High School believes is important for our students. 

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org.

IB Programs Offered

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IB Learner Profile Attributes

Students Describe Benefits of an IB Education

Slideshow Overview of Foss IB Programs

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Foss IB Programs Policies