Our school is exploring the International Baccalaureate curriculum, which is globally renowned for quality and excellence. Students become lifelong learners who thrive and make a difference.

World-class education 

The Bryan Allen Stevenson School of Excellence (BASSE) believes that all students can and should have access to a curriculum that will prepare them for any form of post-secondary success, whether college or career. Our school has confidently selected to explore using the International Baccalaureate curriculum (IB) for this reason. It aligns with our school’s approach and the adopted curricular standards of Delaware. BASSE intends to pursue International Baccalaureate authorization for the IB Middle Years Programme, Diploma Programme, and Career-Related Programme.

Individualized learning

The IB curriculum is globally renowned for quality and excellence and encourages students to become lifelong learners who thrive and make a difference. To ensure each student receives the support they need, teachers use our students’ Personalized Learning Plans to create flexible and adaptable academic learning environments. Teachers also employ design thinking models when working with students. This is a non-linear, iterative process that fosters empathy, challenges assumptions, redefines problems, and creates innovative solutions. 

Types of IB Programs

Middle Years 

Grades 6-10

Building a solid academic foundation, this curriculum develops students’ confidence in managing their learning and making connections between their education in the classroom and the real world.

IB Diploma or IB Career-Related

Grades 11-12

If authorized, in their junior year, students will choose between the Diploma or Career-Related curriculum.

  • IB Diploma – Builds students’ inquiring mindset, fosters their desire to learn, and prepares them to excel at their careers and lead meaningful lives.
  • Career-Related – Equips students with future-ready skills and prepares them to follow their career pathways—combining academic subjects with their professional interests.
International Baccalaureate 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 programs of international education and rigorous assessment. 

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