Are IB Schools Really Expensive?

We are seeing a rising IB preference in the country but sometimes, the fee structure of the school just seems unaffordable. Wondering why? Check this out!

“I want to opt for IB school for my child, but is it really expensive?”

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We are seeing a rising IB preference in the country but sometimes, the fee structure of the school just seems unaffordable. Or so is perceived. Today’s parents have a lot at stake as they plan their child’s education. And need to start doing the right investments and financial planning to know how much they have got it covered. This article on the fee structure at IB schools does just that. 

Dinner table conversations comprise of which curriculum is best for my child. Why is IB so expensive, whether is it a fad in Tier 1 cities and a lot more. You will be surprised that apart from the metro cities of India, places like Raipur, Coimbatore, Indore, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Ranchi, Bhubneshwar, Surat and other cities have IB schools

What Is The IB Curriculum?


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The International Baccalaureate is an inquiry-led program that focuses on creating the next generation of global leaders by developing internationally like-minded students. The IB program encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning by guiding them to ask the right questions, consider the viewpoints of others around them and reflect on the process of decision-making.

What Makes IB An Expensive Curriculum?

“Let’s say that schools are expensive and not that IB is expensive” – Mona Seervai

It is a myth that all IB schools are extremely expensive. India has IB schools that charge approx between Rs. 35,000 – Rs. 60,000 per month and in places like Indore where they charge Rs. 11, 500 per month for PYP, MYP and the IB Diploma. 

Why Is IB Priced Slightly Higher Than Other Boards?

While nearly all students, parents and counsellors agree that the IB offers a superior educational experience, there are many factors that come to play as to why IB is more expensive than the other programmes and one of them being that they invest a lot more in teacher training. 

Here’s what Mona Servai, a teacher who has been in the business for 20 years and has taught multiple boards in India has to say about IB being expensive. 


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Also, even as IB schools are mushrooming across the country, counsellors caution parents to opt for schools that have sufficient experience in offering the programme and a proven track record of university placements.

Read this mom’s story on why she chose IB for her kids and why she stands by it. 

If You Pick IB- Here’s What You Need To Know

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