About IB at Glenview Park

 

GENERAL

From the IBO website

Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Schools must be authorized, by the IB organization, to offer any of the programmes. To learn about the authorization process, visit our Become an IB World School section.

The IB has a hard-earned reputation for high standards of teaching, pedagogical leadership and student achievement. We work with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

 

IB 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 schools, 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.

 

DIPLOMA PROGRAM

International Baccalaureate is a rigorous two year program which candidates begin in Grade 11. Courses are studied in a variety of subject areas to ensure breadth of experience.  Students may choose to complete the full IB Diploma Programme (requirements listed below) or register for Individual IB Courses.

Requirements:

3 courses at the Higher Level (240 hours each)

  • English
  • History or Psychology
  • Biology

3 courses at the Standard Level (150 hours each)

  • French
  • Mathematics
  • Music, Visual Arts, Business Management or Chemistry

Extended Essay based on an area of study of personal interest

Theory of Knowledge Course (TOK) – students will also receive a 4U Philosophy credit.

Approximately 2 – 3 hours of week of CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service)

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn an Ontario Secondary Diploma as well as the IB Diploma.

Transportation:

Students outside the Glenview Park catchment area are responsible for their own transportation to and from school. There is a Grand River Transit bus stop located in front of the school.