About International Baccalaureate

​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.

Benefits of International Baccalaureate

  • Advances and strengthens students’ research skills
  • Develops bilingual or multilingual students with multicultural understandings
  • Encourages students to consider both local and global contexts and engage in local/global action
  • Supports students to think independently, drive their own learning, and challenge assumptions

Three International Baccalaureate Programmes

IB Primary Years Programme
For grades K – 7
Offered at West Bay Elementary, Cypress Park Primary &  École Cedardale Elementary

IB Middle Years Programme
For grades 8 – 10
Offered at Rockridge Secondary

IB Diploma Programme
For grades 11 – 12
Offered at West Vancouver Secondary

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