IB Diploma Programme (ages 16-19)

Strothoff International School offers its students three options for completing secondary education: the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), the High School Diploma Programme (HSDP) and the Baccalaureate-equivalent International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (Abi-IBDP). All three programmes start in MYP4 and MYP5, with differentiation in the last two years of school.

DP Curriculum


The IBDP is a demanding two-year programme leading to the IB Diploma. It is recognised and valued at leading universities around the world.

Our students have the following choices as far as course assignments are concerned:

  • German A and English A, Language and Literature
  • English B, German B
  • Business Management, Global Politics
  • Mathematics
  • Biology, Physics
  • Visual Arts/Design, Psychology, Business Management

In addition, students complete a core component consisting of Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) requirements, a Theory of Knowledge (ToK) course and a 4,000-word essay.

To be eligible for Strothoff International School’s IBDP, students must demonstrate academic maturity and a high level of ability.


Strothoff International School offers its own diploma, which is recognised as an official high school diploma by universities around the world due to our accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council for International Schools (CIS). The High School Diploma Programme (HSDP) follows a challenging timetable. Students who choose the HSDP work with the Diploma Coordinator to create their timetable. In the HSDP, it is possible to take some IB standard level courses and receive IB certificates after completing IB exams. In addition, HSDP students complete the CAS requirements.


Students who take certain courses and achieve certain examination results can have their IB Diploma recognised as equivalent to the German Abitur. Details on the German recognition of the IB Diploma can be found on the KMK Website.