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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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International Baccalaureate Programme

Application Closed

The application window for the 2022-23 school year is now closed.

The application window for the 2023-24 school year will open January 2, 2023. Some schools may open applications for waitlist purposes for the 2022-23 school year after Spring Break.

Who Can Apply?

Applications are open to incoming 9th -11th grade students. 

Up to 15 seats per graduating year will be reserved for each of the high school service areas (Highline, Tyee and Evergreen). If more than 15 students apply from each service area, a lottery system will be implemented. 

Application Information

During the application window, use our online application portal to complete and submit an application. Create an account using an email address. After providing basic guardian and student information, save and/or submit your application.

Apply Apply during the application window

About the IB Program

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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.

Learner Profile

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them. Each of the IB's programmes is committed to the development of students according to the IB learner profile.

The profile aims to develop learners who are:

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

To learn more about the IB Learner Profile and view a video please click here:  Learner Profile detail and video

History in Highline Public Schools

  • Mount Rainier High School has offered the IB Diploma Programme since 1987. 
  • Mount Rainier High School has offered the IB Middle Years Programme since 2017.

Visit International Baccalaureate Organization's website for more information.