The IB programme is …
- a high quality programme designed to prepare students for university.
- focused on developing students who are inquiring, knowledgeable and caring.
- committed to encouraging students to help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
Two ways to participate in the IB programme:
- FULL IB – ‘THE DIPLOMA STUDENT’ - This means that you carry a full IB academic course load and are intent on pursuing post-secondary studies and gaining valuable skills for success.
- PARTIAL IB – ‘THE CERTIFICATE STUDENT’ - This means that you are interested in a particular discipline and wish to receive more in-depth instruction in that area at the IB level.
The IB programme education model:
- Group 1: English
- Group 2: Second language (French or Spanish)
- Group 3: History
- Group 4: Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
- Group 5: Math
- Group 6: Arts (Visual Arts, Dance*new*)
Diploma students must take six IB courses, one from each group. Students may replace an arts course with an additional science course (Group 4). Students must also take:
- Theory of Knowledge
- Extended Essay
- CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) Component
Certificate students do not have to complete all courses at the IB level. Students choose which courses they are most interested in to study at the IB level. Upon completion students will receive a certificate to acknowledge their successful completion of an IB course.