International Baccalaureate Program
Woodrow Wilson High School is the only school in Dallas ISD to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. We offer a globally-focused college preparatory education that is challenging, engaging, and student-centered. If you are interested in learning more about our program, please join us annually at our 'Welcome to Woodrow' Open House. Welcome to Woodrow allows prospective families to meet and talk with IB teachers and students and to hear about life as a Woodrow Wildcat.
If your child would like to come and experience Woodrow for a day, then we encourage you to participate in a shadowing opportunity. Shadowing allows prospective students to be paired with a current IB student and attend classes with that student for a morning. Our window for shadowing is open from November to January. Availability is limited and students should plan accordingly if they are interested in shadowing. Please contact Ms. Sylvia Castaneda to schedule an appointment for shadowing. For more information about shadowing, please check our Shadowing section.
Applications for the coming school year will begin in late November and the information for that process will be located in the IB Application section of this website.
SMU Hart Global Leaders Forum
Last week, our IB seniors were invited to participate at the SMU Hart Global Leaders Forum. Many of our seniors chose to attend and were treated to lectures from SMU faculty, a keynote address from Dr. Condoleezza Rice, and a formal lunch with students and educators from all over North Texas. We had a wonderful day and we are so thankful to SMU for hosting us at such a memorable event.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect, while remaining focused on the student. Founded in 1968, IB currently works with 3,084 schools in 139 countries to develop and offer three challenging programmes to over 880,000 students aged 3 to 19 years.
Woodrow Wilson High School is an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Woodrow believes is important for our students.
For more information, contact: Kelly Ritchie, Program Director
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IB Diploma and College Acceptance
- The average acceptance rate of IB students into university/college is 22% higher than the average acceptance rate of the total population.
- The acceptance rate of IB students into Ivy League institutions (Princeton, Yale, Brown, Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, University of Pennsylvania) is between 3% and 13% higher compared to the total population acceptance rate. (i-graduate).
The IB works with universities in nearly 140 countries to promote broader recognition of the Diploma Programme for the 120,000 Diploma Programme graduates entering university each year. For a complete listing of college and universities accepting the diploma, visit the IB Diploma Program Recognition site.
You can also jump directly to US Colleges and Universities accepting the IB Diploma.
A PDF showing a sampling of Colleges & Universities Offering IB Scholarships is available for download.
Want to Know How the IB Diploma Program Helps With College?
IBO has a PowerPoint file that details the benefits of an IB Diploma in college. Download the PowePoint to your computer with this IBDP PowerPoint Link. This file is over 1 MB and may take awhile to download. Depending on your computer's settings, this will either automatically open in PowerPoint or you will need to manually open it from the file downloaded to your computer.