The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International studies is proud to share that we are have been accredited as an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program since 2013 and we were fully authorized as a IB Diploma Program in January of 2015. Currently, The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies is the only school in the state of Arizona offering the full Middle Years Programme for all scholars in the 6th through the 10th grades. We are the fourth school in the state of Arizona offering both the Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme. This allows the Odyssey Institute Jr. High and High School to offer a seamless continuum of learning in which scholars develop critical skills and build on content knowledge from year to year. This combination of skills and content acquisition prepare our scholars to be problem solvers and leaders.
The Odyssey Institute was established in August of 2009 with a vision of “providing a safe and secure environment where all children are given the opportunity to discover and use their talents to make a positive impact on their community and the world. Through the use of innovative curriculum and technology, students at Odyssey would be prepared to lead in the ever-changing global market place.” Our founders quickly discovered the perfect program to compliment this vision. The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program was designed to create internationally minded scholars who exemplify the traits listed in the IB learner profile. The IB program provides them rigorous academic challenges and life skills that result in preparing them to be members of their dynamic and changing local community and world.