The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop
inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a
better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and
To this end the IBO works with schools,
governments and international organizations to develop challenging
programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
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.
rigorous and academically demanding program is designed for highly
motivated university-bound students. Students must take two languages, a
social science, an experimental science, a math and an art or option
(please see hexagon diagram on the following page). In addition,
students must engage in Theory of Knowledge. They must also complete 150
hours of creativity, action and service and an extended essay. Upon
successful completion of this program, students receive a diploma, which
is recognized by many Canadian and international universities.
by many to be unequalled university preparation, the IB allows students
to develop into hard working, self-directed learners with good
research, study and writing skills. Depending on their degree of
success, students may receive university transfer credits and, in some
cases, they may qualify for second-year standing. Students work towards
the diploma program in grades eleven and twelve. However, some grade
twelve courses may be taken in grade eleven and vice-versa.
website for the International Baccalaureate Organization is available
in English, French and Spanish. It contains information on the IB
programs and university IB policies. It is available at www.ibo.org . You can also visit www.nccschool.org under International Baccalaureate for more information.
Website for the International Baccalaureate Schools of Ontario
contains, among other things, a list of member schools, and information
on extended essays. It is available at www.ibschoolsofontario.ca.
For further information, please contact the IB Coordinator, Mr. Justin Walsh, at (613) 967-0404 Ext 235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost: students who enter the I.B. programme are required to pay a
nominal fee of $1,200.00. This suggests a cost of $400.00 per year from
grades 10-12 inclusive.