IB introduction

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme was first introduced at II. gimnazija Maribor in 1990. The basic aim of the programme was to offer the most successful Slovene students an educational programme which is conceptually different, based on a smaller number of subjects and, consequently, offers an in-depth academic approach. The array of subjects initially offered was limited but it has been expanded over the years, thus enabling our students to study and develop in accordance with their own interests and abilities. Students from the former Yugoslav republics and other foreign students are an additional enrichment of the programme.
Today, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at II. gimnazija Maribor enjoys both national and international recognition. Our IB students consistently achieve excellent results on the final IB exams, ranking II. gimnazija Maribor amongst the more successful IB schools world-wide. Both excellent working conditions and outstanding and highly motivated teachers contribute greatly to these results. The IB DP follows the school's motto in the best possible way: the school which opens all doors.
The results of the students, which greatly exceed the average, enable our students to enrol in some of the world's most prestigious universities, such as The University of Oxford, The University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, London School of Economics, New York University Abu Dhabi, Bocconi University Milano. Ambition, motivation and the ability to work with others are the main prerequisites for enrolling in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at II. gimnazija Maribor. I am certain that many students possess these qualities and that you will become members of the IB DP family at our school.

Ivan Lorenčič, MA


Through the IB DP, II. gimnazija Maribor aims to develop students who:
  • have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge, 
  • flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically,
  • study in accordance with their own interests and abilities,
  • develop their independence,
  • develop into critical thinkers,
  • take responsibility for their education and results,
  • develop academic honesty,
  • develop the ability to help the marginalised,
  • become open-minded and tolerant of those different from them,
  • take responsibility for the environment and develop an understanding of sustainable,
  • development, and last but not least,
  • understand their national identities within a global context.

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