International Baccalaureate

Lakewood Catholic Academy is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School

In partnership with Saint Edward High School, Lakewood Catholic Academy is authorized as an IB World School accredited to offer the Middle Years Program, which impacts teaching and learning for students in grades six through ten.

LCA is excited to be the first and only Catholic School in Ohio to offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. The IB Program at LCA is a challenging framework that encourages students to make connections between their studies and the world in which they live.

IB learners strive to be inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk takers, balanced, and reflective. The program develops lifelong learners who think critically and creatively, collaborate effectively, and contribute to the worldwide community. IB educators incorporate high quality, internationally researched teaching practices and appreciate the diversity of all learners.

The Middle Years Program is considered the international gold standard of learning, and is present in 108 countries and over one thousand schools worldwide. LCA is proud to be a member of this impressive educational community. Through this partnership we educate the whole student, preparing today’s young Saints to become tomorrow’s global leaders.

Questions? Please contact Eileen McGuire, Dean of the IB Program, at

MYP Model

Discover the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP) at LCA

IB at LCA Video Series

This series of five videos helps families and students understand the approach and benefits of an International Baccalaureate education at Lakewood Catholic Academy.

Videos in this Series

The Learner Profile

The learner profile outlines 10 attributes that are woven into the fabric of academic life at LCA. The Learner Profile poster linked below can be found inside every classroom on campus, serving as a constant reminder of who our students are as IB learners.

Community Project

This IB/MYP project, known as the Community Project, is of central importance and the serves as the culminating experience of your child’s time at LCA. It integrates research, service, and action, while challenging students to grow in a variety of skill areas.

IB Updates and Newsletters

View the feature on LCA in the Spring 2016 issue of Momentum, the magazine of the National Catholic Education Association.

IB Policies

Subject-Specific Information

Resources for Students

Information about Curriculum

Lakewood Catholic Academy uses the curriculum provided by the Diocese of Cleveland. Diocesan curricula developed for the elementary schools are aligned with the OCSAA Standards, as well as the Ohio Academic Content Standards and the Common Core State Standards. Click here for more information.



LCA’s IB Pledge

UNESCO World Heritage Miniature Golf Course Project