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​​ International Baccalaureate​

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The IB Diploma Programme is an internationally recognized curriculum designed to prepare students thoroughly for the rigorous demands of university.

OSSD requirements and courses are integrated with the International Baccalaureate requirements so that upon successful completion of the program, a student is awarded both the IB Diploma and the OSSD. Preparation for the IB programme begins in Grade 9. Requirements for the programme are completed in the final two years of secondary school (Grades 11 and 12).

The Candidate
The IB Diploma candidate is a student who:

  • is highly motivated

  • is university bound

  • has excellent English skills

  • has excellent work habits

  • has a genuine love of learning

  • is involved in sports, the arts and community work

  • desires an education with a global perspective

Why Do IB?
  • To attain a well rounded, balanced education that includes exposure to languages, arts, science and mathematics

  • To seek challenge beyond the Ontario curriculum

  • To acquire improved time management skills that are invaluable for success in university

  • To gain the opportunity for international post secondary study

  • To develop skills and work habits that better prepare students for university

  • To gain recognition when applying to highly esteemed universities world wide

  • To receive advanced standing in first year university for HL courses

  • To earn an internationally recognized Diploma

  • To rise to the exceptionally high standards of the IBO​

IB is offered at two ALCDSB secondary schools:

Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School
Kingston, Ontario
Click here for more information on RND's IB program

Nicholson Catholic College
Belleville, Ontario
Click here for more information on NCC's IB program


  • Discipleship

    We accept the call to be imitators of Christ by embracing the Beatitudes through authentic witness at the school, community, and global levels. Rooted in our commitment to transmit our Faith and Catholic tradition, we are inspired to build communities dedicated to the formation of young people who recognize their gifts and responsibilities to contribute to the transformation of the world into a more just and loving society for all.

  • Scholarship

    We believe that each student, made in the image and likeness of God and being hope for the future, can be engaged in their learning and achieve at high levels with appropriate supports. We are committed to ensuring that the potential of each student is realized through the achievement of ambitious outcomes and improving in their learning to the highest possible level.

  • Stewardship

    We embrace our responsibilities for the prudent and judicious use of the resources we have been allocated. In our context, we are committed to the development and growth of all employees, responsible and accountable practices and our call to care for all of God's creation.