International Baccalaureate

With the most established and successful IB programme in Bermuda, the IB Advantage at BHS is clear. Our highly experienced IB teachers offer a personalised approach to every student’s education – ensuring that your child will fulfill, and exceed, their potential. Since the inception of the programme in 2000, IB graduates at BHS have consistently scored above the worldwide average and go on to universities around the world. 

IB Mission

The IB programme at BHS educates students to the highest international standards, provides excellent preparation for tertiary education and fosters confident, resilient and responsible global citizens. 


BHS was the first IB school in Bermuda, and has been successfully preparing students for college and university for the last 20 years. This wealth of experience means that all BHS IB students will receive the best possible foundation to be successful after graduation; no matter the path they choose. 

In the college-like atmosphere, students feel well supported and experience increased independence.
There are opportunities to attend overseas conference, service trips and academic exchanges  through the Global Round Square membership.


Every student at BHS is given the opportunity to undertake the challenging IB Diploma Programme, and teachers work hard to tailor the programme to suit each students' needs. For those who choose not to pursue the full Diploma, the IB Courses Programme option is available. The critical thinking and time management skills that are needed to be successful in the IB programme are two of the ways graduates say they were more than ready for the shift to university learning. 

Small class sizes foster close relationships between student and teacher, and this personal support creates an atmosphere where students feel comfortable to voice their opinions or concerns.  Consistently, our BHS graduates achieve their goals and many have gone on to accept places at top universities around the world. 

International Currency

Mrs. Parker often tells graduates that their exam results are "International Currency" which they can use all over the world. BHS students graduate with two diplomas; the BHS School Diploma and the IB Diploma and as such, students are able to present two sets of credentials to universities for consideration. The IB Diploma not only prepares students for university, but it prepares them for success in an international world. 

The skills learned during the IB create a solid foundation for lifelong learning. IB graduates join a network of accomplished alumni around the world with limitless possibilities and opportunities for success. 

Meet Sarah Wheddon

Head of IB

Sarah Wheddon has worked at BHS since 2004 and has taught English to students from Years 7 to IB2. Additionally, she has served in the following leadership roles at BHS: Head of Year 7, Head of Year 11 and Head of Upper Years.

Sarah is a hard-working, effective, talented, caring and student-centered educator. She leads by example and has consistently demonstrated that she is an outstanding leader with high professional standards. She is well-respected by BHS stakeholders: students, parents and teachers.