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Member Benefits

Membership in the California Association of IB World Schools (CAWS) organization is extended to all IB schools in the state of California. The price of annual membership is $200 for each Authorized IB Program is $200 and $100.00 for Candidate schools. Click JOIN CAWS and become a member today.

All Member Programmes receive benefits which include:


  • Invitations to attend roundtable discussions in order to share successful practices.
  • Advocacy support with the California state legislature.
  • 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.
  • Belonging to a comprehensive network of professionals assisting one another in improving and strengthening the International Baccalaureate in the state of California.
  • Summaries and updates of California measures related to the International Baccalaureate Programs in California via our emails.
  • 20% discounts on registration fees for our Fall Forum and Spring Seminar when your programme is listed as a member school on our website prior to an event.
  • Most of our vendors also offer CAWS Member discounts for their products and services.


IB Authorized Programme member benefits additionally include:

  • Eligibility to nominate staff for CAWS Teacher Awards must show Membership posted on our website by 9:00AM on Tuesday, December 19, 2023. Each CAWS member school may submit 1 application per member programme per award. All nomination applications with supporting documents are due on  December 19, 2023 at 9:00AM.
  • Membership fees of $200.00 returned with an additional $50.00 as a CAWS Student of the Year Award to programmes who submit requests by our deadline of Saturday, March 30, 2024.