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Mount Rainier High School
22450 19th Avenue South Des Moines, WA 98198

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Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB) is an internationally recognized college preparatory program available to students at Mount Rainier High School. This program, open to 11th and 12th graders, offers a wide variety of courses to highly motivated students. 

IB courses are designed to accelerate student learning and skill acquisition key to success in college. IB courses teach students how to analyze complex tasks, thoughtfully question and challenge claims in various fields of knowledge, and to reach conclusions about culture and language. The International Baccalaureate Organization seeks to guide students toward becoming productive, well-rounded, and participatory members of society. 

For more information about the IB program in general, please visit their website.

For more information about the specifics of the IB program at MRHS please contact the IB Coordinator directly with any remaining questions. 

College Planning

Please visit our College & Career page to learn more about planning and paying for college.

Our College & Center is located on the first floor across from the Attendance Office. 

Program Information

The presentations below provide accurate and thorough information on the titled subject, but please contact the IB Coordinator with remaining questions at 206-631-3308. 

IB Diploma at a Glance 
A one-page summary from IBO about the Diploma Programme.

IB Program Orientation 
Intended Audience: Parents of MRHS students interested in learning more about the IB Diploma Programme for 11th and 12th grade
Contents: A description of the IB program requirements, benefits, a student perspective, and other considerations.

IB Exam Presentation
Intended Audience: MRHS parents and students in grades 11-12 interested in learning about the value of IB Exams.
Contents: Cost/process for IB exam registration, benefits of taking IB Exams, best approaches for success.