Internationally Recognized Programs
International Baccalaureate Programme (IB)
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme
The IB Diploma Programme provides students an opportunity to:
- develops “internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world” (From the IB Learner Profile)
- encourages students to participate in creative and service-oriented activities, while reflecting on a personal and academic level
- use Grades 11 and 12 for intensive university preparation
- receive a year’s worth of academic credit upon entry to the University of Calgary (for IB Diploma students)
Grade 9 students interested in registering the IB Programme must submit all parts of their completed registration to their designated school offering the IB Programme by January 15, 2020.
Registration Information and Expression of InterestUpdated Oct. 2020
Frequently Asked Questions
Designated CBE Schools Offering The IB Programme
Students registering in the IB Programme in English attend their designated school offering IB based on the CBE Administrative Areas in which they reside. Students in Areas 3 and 6 please consult Find a School or the nearest high school on the following:
IB with English
IB with French Immersion
Lester B. Pearson
Offers opportunities to earn a combination of French Immersion and IB course certificates.
Western Canada High School
Offers a full Diploma Programme in French Immersion and a combination of French Immersion and IB course certificates.
IB Career Programme
Lester B. Pearson High School
Offers the International Baccalaureate Career Programme and is open to all students in the CBE. Students in the IB-Career Programme earn a combination Alberta High School Diploma and an IB-CP Certificate in their career field of choice.
Open House Schedule
Our schools generally hold IB open houses in the fall and early winter. If there are upcoming events, they will be listed below.