The application deadline for Grade 11 students planning to enter in September 2021 is Friday, January 29, 2021
International Baccalaureate Program Overview
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a rigorous pre-university course of studies, leading the examinations, that meets the needs of highly motivated secondary school students between the ages of 16 and 19 years.
Diploma candidates are required to select one subject from each of the six subject groups. At least three and not more than four are taken at higher level (HL), the others at standard level (SL). By arranging work in this fashion, students are able to explore some subjects in-depth and some more broadly over the two-year period. Students may elect to do another subject from groups 2, 3, or 4 instead of a subject from the arts.
The International Baccalaureate Mission Statement
"The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end, the organization works with school, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right."
The IB Learner Profile
In addition to the Mission Statement, the IB Organization has established ten Learner Profiles that as IB learners, IB students should strive to be:
- Inquirers - curious
- Knowledgeable - well-read, aware
- Thinkers - rational, critical
- Communicators - collaborative
- Principled - honest, act with integrity
- Open-Minded - non-judgemental, unprejudiced
- Caring - compassionate
- Risk-Takers - resilient
- Balanced - mindful
- Reflective - thoughtful
For more details about the individual learner profiles, see: IB Learner Profile
IB Application Information
The IB Information Night for parents and students for September 2021 was held on Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021. In the sidebar, you will find notes from that presentation.
The new IB application is now available for download in the sidebar of this page. Completed applications are due on Friday, January 29, 2021.
An e-mail acknowledging receipt of the application will be sent out; short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview in February.
IB Program Additional Information
The following links will help to clarify the nature of the IB Diploma program:
IB General Regulations
IB Infographic that highlights the benefits of doing the full IB Diploma program
Teaching and Learning with Global Understanding
IB CAS, TOK and EE
Academic Honesty in the Diploma Programme