IB Prep School Maryland

Your student deserves the best academic and social environment, and high-achieving students require an environment that can promote growth and challenge them to become their best. Without the support of a vibrant academic community, it can be hard for students to reach their full potential. The International Baccalaureate (IB) program helps students get prepared for their future, whether they want to start their own business or go to a leading college. Springdale Preparatory School is an IB prep school in Maryland dedicated to preparing our students for their futures and encouraging them to become responsible, engaged global citizens.


Our IB program combines high-level academics with a supportive learning community for fantastic learning outcomes. We want your student to not only succeed in the classroom but also succeed throughout the rest of their life.  

What Is the International Baccalaureate Program?


The IB program was created decades ago to fill a need that the creators found in the world. Students were prepared for secondary education, but they lacked the well-rounded perspectives and know-how to flourish in the real world and as global citizens. International Baccalaureate programs create young adults who are inquiring, knowledgeable, caring and enthusiastic about changing the world for the better.


Our IB prep school in Maryland follows all IB standards and cultivates global learners. Throughout the world, an International Baccalaureate education is the gold standard, as it goes beyond traditional academics to help students hone their thinking skills, research skills, communication skills, social skills and self-management skills.

How Is IB Curriculum Different from Traditional Schooling?


Unlike traditional curriculums, our IB prep school in Maryland relies on a wealth of international research and curriculum designed to help students expand their horizons and think critically. International Baccalaureate programs are different from gifted and talented programs or AP programs. They reach beyond merely an academic focus to help foster young adults who can succeed anywhere that they go. At our school, students who complete their IB education will become:


  1. Inquirers
  2. Knowledgeable
  3. Thinkers
  4. Communicators
  5. Principled
  6. Open-Minded
  7. Caring
  8. Risk-Takers
  9. Balanced
  10. Reflective


Do Students Attending an IB Prep School in Maryland Have Advantages?

Yes! Graduating from an International Baccalaureate program shows that your child is dedicated to a global, well-rounded education. Students who graduate from an IB program are more prepared for college, as they have experience with academic rigor, self-responsibility and have built confidence in their abilities. When applying for schools, IB students also often have greater access to academic opportunities like studying abroad or even attending an international university.


Beyond appealing to colleges, an IB program also helps students gain the critical skills that they need to succeed in higher education, the workforce and life. IB curriculum is conceptual, broad and connected. IB graduates receive access to an amazing and extensive alumni network that links them to other International Baccalaureate graduates around the world.

What Are the Requirements for an IB Diploma?

IB diplomas are awarded separately from a traditional degree. At our IB prep school in Maryland, students have to complete two years of relevant study to be eligible for their IB diploma. Every student must complete three core curriculum classes (Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay and Creativity, Action and Service). Additionally, each student will complete a course in each of the six subject groups of the International Baccalaureate program, including Language A, Language B, Individuals and Societies, Experimental Sciences, Mathematics and The Arts. Students will complete essays, exams and assessments to demonstrate their comprehension and satisfaction of all IB goals.

Is There an IB Prep School in Maryland?

Yes! Springdale Preparatory School is an IB prep school in Maryland and tucked into the charming Westminster countryside. Our Carroll County academic campus is a college preparatory boarding and day school for grades 6 through 12. To learn more about enrolling at our IB prep school in Maryland, call us at (443) 671-0072.