International Baccalaureate

Nurturing Lifelong Learners

At a Glance

A Well-Rounded, Truly International Education

A curriculum and diploma, the International Baccalaureate was developed in the 1960s by educators from around the globe and encourages a spirit of inquiry. Rather than ask students to memorize facts, the IB programmes empower them to shape their knowledge by asking “why” and “how.” The curriculum meets and even exceeds provincial standards, equipping students with the knowledge and skills to thrive and preparing them for the challenges of university life.

Benefits

Building Strong Academic Foundations

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The IB offers four educational programmes to more than 1.95 million students aged 3 to 19 across the globe. The IB programmes can be offered individually or as a continuum of international education.

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More than 5,000 schools so far have chosen to teach IB programmes, with only 383 currently offering one or more of four IB programmes in Canada.

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One of approximately 20 schools across Canada to receive the prestigious IB World School designation, Aspengrove is one of only two schools on Vancouver Island offering the full IB Continuum Programme.

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IB students consistently demonstrate the critical thinking and research skills needed to excel in university. Our graduating class achieves 100% post-secondary acceptance into their school of choice.

IB Learner Profiles

Going Beyond Academics

  • Inquirers

    IB students develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning, and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

  • Knowledgeable

    IB students explore concepts, ideas, and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

  • Thinkers

    IB students exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems and make reasoned ethical decisions.

  • Communicators

    IB students understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

  • Principled

    IB students act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice, and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups, and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

  • Open-minded

    IB students understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values, and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view and are willing to grow from the experience.

  • Caring

    IB students show empathy, compassion, and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

  • Risk-takers

    IB students approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas, and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

  • Balanced

    IB students understand the importance of intellectual, physical, and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

  • Reflective

    IB students give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.

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