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Member Benefits

Membership in the California Association of IB World Schools (CAWS) organization is extended to all authorized IB schools in the state of California. The price of membership is USD $200 annually for Diploma Program schools and $100 for Middle Years or Primary Program schools. Click JOIN CAWS and become a member today.


Member schools receive benefits which include:

Member schools who submit a nomination for a CAWS Student of the Year Award, SOTY, will receive an additional $50.00 from CAWS to you regular membership fee as an additional way to support your students. SOTY Awards will be: $250.00 for DP/CP and $150.00 for PYP/MYP members.

  • 20% reduction in fees to attend our Fall Forum and Spring Seminar events in October and February of each year. 
  • Invitations to attend roundtable discussions in order to share successful practices.
  • Advocacy support with IBO for California schools.
  • Advocacy support at the California state level.
  • Advocacy support with the California Department of Education.
  • Advocacy support for University and College recognition.
  • Representation and advocacy at International Baccalaureate Americas Regional Associations’ meetings.
  • A comprehensive network of professionals assisting one another in improving and strengthening the International Baccalaureate in the state of California.
  • Summary and updates of California measures related to the International Baccalaureate Programs in California via our member newsletter.
  • Fees returned with an additional $50.00 for a CAWS Student of the Year Award
  • Eligibility to nominate staff for CAWS Teacher Awards. Applications will open in October.