International Baccalaureate

The IB Diploma Programme is a globally recognized curriculum aimed at developing internationally-minded, life-long learners through inquiry, action, and reflection.




NDA was recently featured in a Newsweek's "Educational Insight" article profiling IB World Schools across the United States.

As the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme becomes an integral part of the "DNA of NDA," this piece speaks to how NDA offers a world-class education for young women.

Click here to check out the article.

The Diploma Programme

NDA is the only all-girls school in eastern Massachusetts and the first private school on the South Shore to offer the IB curriculum. There are 4,200 IB schools worldwide and 11 of which are Notre Dame Schools.


Information for Parents

IB Learner Profile

Questions? Email IB Coordinator Kate Carter.

College & University Benefits

As an IB World School, NDA is preparing students to be recognized by competitive universities around the world.

Annually, IB students send exam results to higher education institutions in nearly 90 countries. According to IB research, Diploma students in the US are significantly more likely to attend a 'selective' or 'highly selective' institution compared to the average US college-goer.

Course Offerings

The IB Diploma Programme is a two-year enriching curriculum which focuses on depth of study over breadth of topic.

Literature SL/HL
French SL/HL
Spanish SL/HL
Mandarin SL/HL
Business Management SL
World Religions SL
Global Politics SL/HL
Biology HL
Environmental Systems & Societies SL
Math Studies SL
Math SL
Theatre HL
Theory of Knowledge
Creativity, Activity Service
Extended Essay

SL denotes a standard level course
HL denotes a higher level course

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