IB Programme

About the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at NPS


The IB curriculum provides a cohesive and comprehensive liberal arts and sciences program of study for highly motivated juniors and seniors of differing educational backgrounds, abilities, and interests. It is not just a set of examinations, but a rigorous pre-university program, which will provide the basis for life-long education. IB aims to provide a balanced program, which stimulates thought and creativity and enhances the international perspective of students. Students who satisfy the demands of the programme demonstrate a strong commitment to learning, both in terms of mastery of content and the development of skills.

The purpose of the IB curriculum is to:
  • educate young people to act intelligently and responsibly in a complex society;
  • ensure knowledge of traditional academic disciplines and of the individual’s own heritage, while fostering inquisitiveness and openness to new ideas; and
  • equip students with a genuine understanding of themselves and others, heightening the capacity for tolerance and engendering respect for different points of view.
  • juniors and seniors can apply for the program

Identity and Purpose of the Navajo Preparatory School IB Programme

The International Baccalaureate Program is an integral part of Navajo Preparatory School. The purpose of the program is to provide to students with an academically challenging high school education, which meets worldwide standards and criteria and is sanctioned by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

All students have an opportunity to be a part of the IB Diploma Programme. Students can choose from 2 pathways:

    1. IB Diploma Programme
    2. IB Course Certificate   









What is the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)?

The IB Diploma is one of the most well regarded and widely known secondary school qualifications in the world and is recognized by the world’s leading universities. The IBO was created in Geneva in 1963 by a group of member schools of the International Schools Association. These schools formed the International Schools Examination Syndicate (ISES) to plan a full curriculum and examination system. In 1968 the ISES changed its name to the International Baccalaureate Organization and was given legal status under the Swiss Civil Code.

Navajo Preparatory School became a member IB schools in January of 2014.

The IB diploma is highly regarded for entry into universities throughout the world and for advanced placement at many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Oxford University was the first university to accept the IB diploma as an entrance qualification. Now universities world-wide recognize the diploma graduate as having completed one of the finest liberal arts educations available. More Information (PDF)

What it means to be an IB DP Recipient 

IB Learner Profile Student Awardees 

IB Learner Profile – INQUIRER

We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn  with  enthusiasm  and  sustain  our  love  of  learning  throughout life.

The following students were selected by their teachers for the attribute of inquirer because they see a student that is willing to ask questions for deeper knowledge. They also show a desire to learn.

The month of August Inquirers are:

  • 9th – Tomasina Blackhorse
  • 9th – Shyheim Bileen
  • 10th – Ajahrain Yellowhair
  • 10th – Logan Shirley
  • 11th – Kally Gene
  • 11th – Kenny Sloan
  • 12th – Emma Mohs
  • 12th – Filisi Mauga

“Awesome job students for questioning and seeking more answers in life.” Ms. Fernandez

Application Information

Navajo Prep IB Admission Application – DUE: March 27, 2020 – 5:00 pm MST. Interested Sophomores need to complete the application prior to the deadline. Students may turn in a hard copy application or email applications to Donna Fernandez [email protected].

  • Personal Essay – 250-300 word sample of your best work
  • Completed Plan Course Worksheet
  • Written Parent/Guardian Statement & Signature(s)
  • Academic Transcript (unofficial – see school registrar)
  • 2 NPS IB Teacher Recommendations



IB Exam Scholarship 2017-18

Navajo Preparatory School is in the third year, and moving into its fourth year of offering the Diploma Programme to all students. Current seniors have started year two of the Diploma Programme and will be scheduled to take the IB Exams in the Spring of 2018. The IB Exams are a financial commitment understood by both students and their parents/guardians, these exams can get costly to families. As a result, Navajo Preparatory School is pleased to offer an IB Exam Fee Scholarship to both IB Certificate and full Diploma candidates. This scholarship will go exclusively toward the IB Exam fee of $119.

IB Handbooks and Documents

Information about:
  • IB Programme
  • Navajo Preparatory IB
  • IB Classes


   IB Handbook for Seniors                                                              IB Handbook for Juniors                                  


IB Diploma Policy & Practices
Assessment Information
User Guides
  • Extended Essay Guide (coming soon)
  • CAS Guide (coming soon)
Other Publications

What is CAS?

A general overview of what is expected of a student in the CAS programme, including the definition of Creativity, Activity and Service is in the video below.