The International Baccalaureate Program at BSGE
Founded in September 2002, the Baccalaureate School for Global Education (BSGE) provides a world-class educational experience aligned with the frameworks and standards of the International Baccalaureate Program. We expect all students who successfully complete our course of study to be prepared for the International Baccalaureate diploma.
The International Baccalaureate Program is a rigorous college preparatory course of study that meets the needs of highly motivated secondary school students. The IB diploma allows graduates to fulfill requirements of national education systems worldwide, incorporating the best elements of each.
Our student body is composed of an ethnically diverse and economically varied population of young people from different neighborhoods in Queens, including Jamaica, Forest Hills, Corona, Astoria, Woodside, Laurelton, Rosedale, Far Rockaway, Queens Village, Hollis, Richmond Hill, Middle Village, South Ozone, Jackson Heights, Rego Park and Long Island City. Located in Astoria, BSGE students learn in an environment that encourages inquiry, as well as intellectual and social development with a commitment to human responsibility and social justice.
Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization are eligible to issue IB certificates or diplomas. The Baccalaureate School for Global Education was authorized in April of 2005 as an IB World School