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International Baccalaureate Programmes

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​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 IB

  • 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

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Three IB Programmes

The North Vancouver School District offers the full IB continuum; three IB programmes spanning from kindergarten to grade 12. The programmes can be offered both individually or as a continuum.

IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)
For grades K - 7

Offered at Capilano ElementaryQueen Mary Community Elementary,
and Norgate Community Elementary 
Note: Norgate is entering its trial year of IB PYP in 2021/22
IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)
For grades 8 - 10

Offered at Carson Graham Secondary
​IB Diploma Programme (DP)

For grades 11 - 12

Offered at Carson Graham Secondary​