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):

IB MYP Overview
The Learner Profile

Community Project Meetings

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

Community Project Information
View the 2019-2020 Community Project Summaries

Below please find IB Updates including our newsletters:

2015-2016 Issue 1
2015-2016 Issue 2
2015-2016 Issue 3
2015-2016 Issue 4

2016-2017 Issue 5
2016-2017 Issue 6
2016-2017 Issue 7
2016-2017 Issue 8

2017-2018 Issue 9
2017-2018 Issue 10
2017-2018 Issue 11

2018-2019 Issue 12
2018-2019 Issue 13

LCA Feature in the Spring 2016 Magazine of the National Catholic Education Association

IB Policies

Language Policy
Assessment Policy
Academic Honesty Policy

Special Educational Needs Policy

Subject Specific Information

Language & Literature
Language Acquisition
Individuals and Societies
PE & Health

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.


National Philanthropy Day Award – The Bank of Saints Microfinancing Project

2018-2019 Social Justice Projects

2018 Limbs International Service Project

2017-2018 Social Justice Projects


Lakewood Catholic Academy’s Daily IB Pledge . . .

UNESCO World Heritage Miniature Golf Course Project . . .

Christmas Around the World – Silent Night . . .

Sponsored in part by a grant from Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union