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IB Application Timeline for students outside WVSS – Fall 2024

IB Information Night for interested parents and studentsMon. Jan. 20, 2025, 7 p.m. at the Kay Meek Theatre
IB Critical Thinking Test dates - required for admission to our IB programmesThurs. Jan. 23, 2025, at 3 p.m., Sat. Jan. 25, 2025, at 10 a.m., Thurs. Feb. 27, 2025, at 3 p.m. (all tests take place in room W346)
Admission Application DeadlineJanuary 31, 2025
Admission InterviewFeb. 3-13, 2025 (you will be contacted with a date)
First Offers (by email)Feb. 24, 2025
Second Offers (by email)Mar. 3, 2025
Successful outside applicants must submit WV Schools district applicationApril 1, 2025
Successful outside applicants must complete registration for West Vancouver Secondary SchoolApril 7, 2025
Submit IB Registration Fee ($500)April 7, 2025
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IB Critical Thinking Test dates:

Both current West Vancouver Secondary School students and students from outside of WVSS may select one of the following times to take the critical thinking test, which is required for admission to our IB programmes: 

  • January 23, 2025 at 3 p.m. in room W254
  • January 25, 2025 at 10 a.m. in room W254
  • February 27, 2025 at 3 p.m. in room W254

For Fall 2025 entry, students from outside WVSS must return a completed Admission application to the IB office via email to  by Jan. 31, 2025, or bring it to their January 23rd or 25th testing session.

Upon acceptance, out of district applicants will need to first register online with West Vancouver Schools, then register at WVSS. In-district students from other high schools must transfer to West Vancouver Secondary School and complete the WVSS registration.

For more information about registration at WVSS please contact our Registrar Naomi Fraser at Students will need to provide a birth certificate or passport and proof of residency (rental agreement, BC Hydro bill etc.).

Questions?  Please contact our IB Coordinator, Ms. Colhoun at

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