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Located in the heart of Mumbai, India, the American School of Bombay is a coeducational, independent, IB day school from Pre-K to Grade 12.

IB Diploma

IB Diploma

The International Baccalaureate is a comprehensive, rigorous two-year college preparatory curriculum that leads either to the IB Diploma or separate subject certificates.  It is a broad-based two-year course that encourages students to be knowledgeable and inquiring, but also caring and compassionate.

There is a strong emphasis on encouraging students to develop intercultural understanding and critical thinking. Ultimately, the IB Diploma Program leads to a qualification that is widely recognized and respected by the world’s leading universities.

ASB has been offering the IB since 1998, and our experience in delivering the program is reflected in the outstanding results our students receive each year.


IBO Mission Statement 

The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the IBO works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

IB Diploma Groups

The IB Diploma is made up of the Diploma Core and six subject groups. 

The three core elements are:

  • Theory of Knowledge – where students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.
  • Extended Essay – an independent, self-directed research paper.
  • Creativity, Activity & Service (CAS) – students complete a project related to those three concepts.

The six subject groups and ASB’s choices are:

  • Language/Literature – English
  • Language Acquisition - Spanish, French or Self-Taught Language
  • Individuals and Societies - History, Psychology or Economics
  • Sciences – Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Sports, Exercise & Health Science 
  • Mathematics – Analytics & Approaches or Applications & Interpretation
  • The Arts - Visual Arts, Theatre or Music 

The IB Learner Profile

The IB Learner Profile IB programs aim to develop internationally-minded people who recognize our common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet and help to create a better, more peaceful world. 

As IB learners we strive to be: 

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