The benefits of being graduates of an IB School Like Mercyhurst Prep are but not limited to the following:

Acceptance Rates:  Graduates of International Baccalaureate Diploma Program have a higher university and college acceptance rates than other applicants. The average is 22% higher. The acceptance rate of IB students into Ivy League instututions (Prinction, Yale, Brown, Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, University of Pennsylvania) is between 3% and 13% higher compared to the total polulation acceptance rate.  Source: IBDP Destinations Survey 2011/2012.

Increased Opportunities:  Graduates have increased opportunities of being granted scholarships and grant opportunities.

Interdisciplinary Teaching:  This method of instruction develops the students into international-minded individuals.

Unlimited Knowledge: Being a graduate of this institution means cultivation of lifelong learning.

Teacher Development: Unlike other schools International Baccalaureate Organization develops its teachers to meet up the demands of the students using IB strategies.

Risk Takers:  The students are trained not to be afraid of approaching unfamiliar situations and uncertainties. They are taught to be independent-spirited, be able to explore new strategies, ideas and roles, to be expressive and able to defend their beliefs.

Knowledgeable:  The institution trains its students to be able to explore concepts and issues that have both local and global significance which will in turn, help them to acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding of various disciplines.

Liberal Minded:  The graduates of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program understand and appreciate their own personal histories, are open to the perception, values and traditions of other people. They confidently seek and evaluate a variety of perceptions and tend to grow from the experience gained therein.

Highly Principled:  Graduates of International Baccalaureate Diploma Program grow up to be principled individuals who act with integrity and honesty, coupled with an astonishing sense of fairness and respect for other individuals, groups and even communities.

Ingenuity:  Its graduates are known to be creative and imaginative in dealing with everyday problems and dilemmas.

Understanding:  Graduates of International Baccalaureate Diploma Program are trained to project themselves into another person’s situation in order to understand that particular person’s reasoning and emotions over a given condition.

Self-Assurance:  Graduates pride themselves with being confident in their respective abilities as learners, and do not shy away from taking risks where necessary and at the same time, applying whatever they learn from the risk taken and applying them to their everyday life.

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