Lausanne's Class of 2021 had a near-perfect performance on the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) Exam, with students receiving some of the strongest scores ever.
While the IB diploma pass rate is 88.96% with an average score of around 33.02, the Class of 2021 achieved an extraordinary rate of 97% and several Lynx earned 40's and above on the exam.
As acceptance rates become increasingly competitive, colleges and universities look for students who choose a rigorous study in high school. Through the IB, Diploma candidates have greater rates of admission to the top schools around the globe. Lausanne's IB students from the Class of 2021 gained entry into a range of highly recognized institutions, including Brown and USC.
"Again our IB Diploma award rate this year is well above the local, national and world average. In light of all the challenges faced by faculty and students over the last school year, this year’s award rate is clearly a testament to our excellent faculty and hardworking students," said Headmaster Stuart McCathie. "We are so proud."
To earn the IB Diploma at Lausanne, students must take six IB courses, score a total of at least 24 points on cumulative exams, complete a 4,000-word Extended Essay, pass a Theory of Knowledge class and demonstrate a two-year commitment to Creativity, Activity and Service. The framework of the DP correlates with the inquiry-based, holistic classroom skills students learn and apply in the Primary Years Programme in Lower School and the Middle Years Programme in 5th through 11th Grade.