School Lane Charter School holds the proud distinction of being named an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Our campus consists of two buildings. The larger building houses students in grades 7 through 10, who are in the IB Middle Years Program (MYPGrades 11 and 12 are located next door in our 3340 Tillman Dr. Building. School Lane IB Diploma Program (DP) and career pathways are available for these grade levels to provide a variety of opportunities as students start to consider and plan their post-secondary options.

IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who will help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. For nearly 50 years, IB has provided schools around the globe with a curriculum framework, system of assessment, professional development programs and a network of support in order to connect traditional subjects with the real world.

While meeting the PA Core Standards required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, IB students are challenged to develop and approach learning through the IB Learner Profile. An IB education both challenges students to excel in academics and in their personal growth.  Parents and guardians who chose SLCS for their children can expect to see a shift in their child’s approach to learning, application of real world experiences and independent study skills.

School Lane’s Middle Years Program (MYP) is differentiated within the classroom to ensure that student receives a personalized education experience in line with the IB model. Those who enroll in DP courses develop skills that are crucial to gaining success at higher levels of learning, including the ability to think critically, develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for research based study, written communication, and a sense of international mindedness and cultural understanding. For more information on the recognition and respect an IB Diploma holds among higher education, visit IB’s University Admissions page.

College bound students can expect many local, national and international universities to have an admissions process that has been slightly modified for those with IB diplomas.