International Baccalaureate Programmes 

IB World School LogoThe International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes at Gar-Field High School and Unity Reed High School offer students rigorous academic programs focused on international-mindedness and global connections.

IB DP Program ModelWhile various levels of student participation are available, the IB Diploma Program (DP) centers around the full IB Diploma where students complete internal and external exams in six subject areas; complete 150 hours of creativity, activity, and service; write a 4,000 word Extended essay; and complete a seminar course entitled Theory of Knowledge.

IB CP Program ModelIn addition to the IB DP, both schools offer the IB Career-Related Program (CP).  The IB CP centers around a certificate where students complete internal and external exams in two IB DP classes, complete 50 hours of service learning, complete 50 hours of language development, write a Reflective Project, complete an approved career-related sequence of courses, and complete a seminar course entitled Personal and Professional Skills.

Freshmen and sophomores participate in the IB Middle Years Program, a framework for instruction in all academic areas that provides opportunities for Advanced courses in preparation for the IB Diploma and Career Related Programmes.  Juniors and seniors enroll in IB DP courses that are externally moderated and assess by the IBO.

Participation in the programs range from students earning individual certificates in subjects of strength and interest to the full IB Diploma or the Career-Related certificate.


Program Locations

Gar-Field High School

IBDP Coordinator: Mr. Bassett,

IBMYP Coordinator:  Ms. Gordon,

IBCP Coordinator:  Ms. Schneider,

Telephone: 703-730-7000

Visit the Gar-Field High School website

Information Meetings

10/5/2021 @ 7 p.m. GFHS Virtual Specialty Programs Event (Zoom)

11/9/2021 @ 7 p.m. GFHS Special Programs Information Night (In-person, Gar-Field HS Library)

1/11/2022 @ 7 p.m. GFHS Virtual Special Programs Event (Zoon)

Attendance Areas

Forest Park HS, Freedom HS, Gar-Field HS, Hylton HS, Potomac HS, and Woodbridge HS

Unity Reed High School

IBDP Coordinator: Ms. Hodgson,

IBMYP Coordinator: Ms. Lynard,

IBCP Coordinator:  Mr. Hruska,

Telephone: 703-365-2900

Visit the Unity Reed High School website

Information Meetings

11/10/2021 @ 7 p.m. (Location TBD)

1/20/2022 @ 7 p.m. (Location TBD)

Attendance Areas

Battlefield HS, Brentsville District HS, Colgan HS, Gainesville HS, Osbourn Park HS, Patriot HS, and Unity Reed HS