International Baccalaureate (IB)

Welcome to Hoover’s International Baccalaureate Program

The International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) is an internationally-recognized non-profit educational foundation meant to develop intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.  The IB organization offers four programs of study – each developmentally appropriate for student age and interest.  Meredith & Hoover offer the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP).

Meredith & Hoover join more than 5,000 schools in 156 countries that offer the renowned IB Programme.  The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their academic studies and lives outside of school.  The program, which is tailored to students who are 11-16 years of age, supports the development of communication skills, international understanding, and global engagement.  Meredith delivers years 1-3 of the programme and Hoover supports students in years 4 and 5.  All 6th through 10th grade students are part of the Hoover-Meredith Middle Years Programme partnership.

At its core, an IB education supports authentic learning – creating experiences that encourage students to recognize relationships between concepts learned in all 8 of their subject area classes.  Teachers engage with the IB Approaches to Teaching (& Learning) and philosophy to deliver academic curriculum with the purpose of helping students develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to participate actively and responsibly in a global world.

Please continue to explore our IB website, and as your student moves through the Meredith-Hoover complex, reach out with questions and comments.


Olivia Howe, Hoover/Meredith IB Middle Years Programme Coordinator (


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