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International Baccalaureate Programmes





IB programmes encourage both personal development and academic achievement challenging students to think critically, to ask the right questions and to think across disciplines.


An IB education also fosters diversity, curiosity and a healthy appetite for learning.


Learn more about the IB Programmes at Groton Middle School and Robert E. Fitch High School.



Building a solid academic foundation, the MYP develops students’ confidence in managing their own learning and making connections between their learning in the classroom and the real world.

Grades 6-10


Learn more about the IB Middle Years Programme 


A future-ready programme that builds students’ inquiring mindset, fosters their desire to learn, and prepares them to excel at their careers and lead meaningful lives. classroom and the real world.

Grades 11-12


Learn more about the IB Diploma Programme 


A unique programme for students. It equips them with future-ready skills and prepares them to follow their career pathways—combining academic subjects with their own professional interests.

Grades 11-12


Learn more about the IB Career-related Programme 




The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. As IB learners, we strive to be:


Inquirers  •  Knowledgeable  •  Thinkers  •  Communicators  •  Principled    Open-minded  •  Caring  •  Risk-takers  •  Balanced  •  Reflective


The International Baccalaureate Mission


The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.