International Baccalaureate Programme

IBO Mission Statement:

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.

IB History in Highline:
  • Mount Rainier High School has offered the IB Diploma Programme since 1989. 
  • Mount Rainier High School is currently applying to offer the IB Middle Years Programme with a target authorization date of August 2017.
Visit International Baccalaureate Organization's website for more information.

IB News Updates:

I.B. Program Information Night

Wednesday January 4th, 2017

6.30- 8.00pm

Evening agenda:

6.30 – 6.45pm:  I.B. Overview with Veronica Fairchild and Kari Robins          Theater

6.50 – 7.20pm:  Middle Years Program pull out session      Kari Robins           Room# 1701

                          Diploma Program pull out session     Veronica Fairchild           Room # 1703

7.25 – 7.55pm:  Middle Years Program pull out session      Kari Robins           Room# 1701

                          Diploma Program pull out session    Veronica Fairchild            Room # 1703

Pull out sessions to include:

  • Detailed description of each program
  • Program benefits
  • Personal Project Information for MYP
  • Question and Answer time

The IB Transfer application window for the 2017-18 academic year will be open Jan 3, 2017 - Jan 31, 2017.  Fifteen students per service area will be selected.  Students who are accepted into MRHS for the IB program will be notified in the spring.  Transportation can also be requested to MRHS for the 2017-18 academic year.  Families are usually notified of bus route info near the end of August.

Click here for more information about the IB Transfer process.

College Financial Aid Help - Please see our Career & College Specialist or our AmeriCorp volunteers working with the College Access Now (CAN) program. They can provide all sorts of help on all aspects of the college application process.


Veronica Fairchild
DP Coordinator
MYP Coordinator