In April 2009, VIMSIA became the first and only IB World School in the U.S. Virgin Islands!  

We are one of only 238 schools in the world that offer both the MYP and DP through the International Baccalaureate Organization. This, coupled with our Primary and Elementary Montessori program, makes VIMSIA a truly unique school.

Middle Years Programme
Grades 7 – 10

The MYP prepares students to develop as learners, engage in community service, and improve their academic skills. We prepare students both for life-long learning and for the Diploma Programme.


Diploma Programme
Grades 11 – 12

The DP is a two-year pre-university program. The successful completion of this program is recognized by esteemed colleges and universities worldwide as excellent preparation for post-secondary education.


International Baccalaureate

The IB offers a rigorous and rewarding curriculum that allows students to reflect on and develop their learning, empowering them to become independent thinkers and principled doers.


IB Philosophy

Parent Resources

Technology in the PGIA

The PGIA:  Proud to be a Part of Peter Gruber's Legacy

The Peter Gruber International Academy with its International Baccalaureate curriculum would not be possible without the generous support of Peter and Patricia Gruber.

It was Peter Gruber's vision, along with that of his wife Patricia, which established The Gruber Foundation and continued to guide it until the transition to Yale University. VIMSIA is so proud to be affiliated with these outstanding philanthropists..

I throw my glass so that others would throw their jade.
— Peter Gruber

IB is well known to us for excellent preparation. Success in an IB programme correlates well with success at Harvard. We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Programme on the transcript.
— Marilyn McGrath Lewis, Director of Admissions, Harvard University

The International Baccalaureate (IB) provides rigorous academic programs and assessments and an unwavering commitment to prepare students to be citizens in an international community. IB is to be commended for its visionary approach to promoting a more peaceful world by engaging students, staff and community in a greater awareness of, and appreciation for, differences between and among the peoples of the world.
— Dr. Gerald Tirozzi, Executive Director, National Association of Secondary School Principals

What else are educators saying about IB?

Visit the IBO website for information - pay special attention to the Diploma Programme and the Middle Years Programme.  VIMSIA does not offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP) as we have a very well-established and successful Montessori program in place.