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International Baccalaureate

Last updated on Thursday, November 09, 2017.


The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.


IB Co-ordinator – Mr. Del Taylor email:             phone: 905-648-4468 x562

Map for IB Program Boundaries – find the IB School in your area.

Grade 9 and 10 IB Information
Grade 11 and 12 IB Diploma Programme Registration Information

Ancaster High School is an International Baccalaureate World School

  • IB World School – Ancaster High School profile   
  • Ancaster HS IB Handbook – This is a comprehensive document that gives detailed information about the IB Diploma Programme at Ancaster High School.

Parent/Student IB Information Night

Students in grade 8, 9, or 10 and their parents are invited to the Education Centre

December 6, 2017 at the HWDSB Education Centre.


Timelines for IB Application Process:

  1. Applications Due Jan 19, 2018
  2. Acceptance Letters and Options sheets sent home Feb 2, 2018
  3. IB School specific Option sheets due Feb 23, 2018

IB Application Letter for September 2018 IB Start: To be posted here soon.

IB Application Forms for September 2018 IB Start: To be posted here soon.

IB Letter Letter to Parents for September 2018: To be posted soon!


IB Parent Meetings

The Pre-IB parents meet regularly to receive updates on what is new with Ancaster High School’s IB Diploma Programme, what the IB Diploma Programme has to offer students, and to generally inform parents about the IB Diploma Programme.  The meetings also provide opportunities for parents to meet and discuss items with IB teachers, support people,  and the IB Coordinator.


Grade 9 and 10 IB Interested Parents     

Date Location Information
 October 11, 2017

6:30 pm

  • Welcome!
  • Overview of IB
  • Subject overview
    • Language and Literature
    • Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
 November 15, 2017

6:30 pm

  • Subject overview
    • French – SL
    • Spanish – ab initio
    • Art
 December 13, 2017


  • Subject overview
    • Guidance – IB Timetable, etc
    • CAS
    • Extended Essay
 February 14, 2018

6:30 pm

  • Subject overview
    • Math SL
    • Math Studies
 March 7, 2018

6:30 pm

  • Subject overview
    • Chemistry SL and HL
    • Biology SL and HL
    • Physics SL and HL
April 18, 2018

6:30 pm

  • Subject overview
    • ITGS
    • History

Grade 11 and 12 IB Parents

Dates Location Information
 November 8, 2017

6:30 pm

  • Welcome
  • EE and IA Info
  • Stress supports
  • University Application Process
 March 28, 2018

6:30 pm

  • Predicted Grades and University marks again
  • May 2018 Exam Process


International Baccalaureate in Canada

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Information Program
Your Degree at UBC – At Your Degree at UBC, hear from UBC experts and current students to learn about your dream program – or to decide which programs interest you. We will share information you cannot get anywhere else, from your first-year options to majors, co-ops, and international experiences.  At this half-day event, hear a brief overview of UBC, then choose two program sessions from Arts, Science, Engineering, Health, and Business. This event is open to all prospective students and their families.   Date – coming soon

At the very centre of the IB model lies the Learner Profile

A set of characteristics that all IB teachers work to develop in their students and that all IB learners strive to attain. To learn more about the IB Learner Profile, watch this video.

What are IB students doing around the world?

 What are the benefits of the IB Diploma Programme?

University Recognition of the IB Diploma Programme

  • Dalhousie University has specific scholarship opportunities for IB Diploma graduates.  They also will award advanced standing credits for all HL courses 5 or higher and an additional credit for completion of the TOK (Theory of Knowledge) component.
  • Acadia University IB Admission Guidelines for IB students.
  • St Mary’s University IB Recognition Policies St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia also has special scholarships for IB Diploma graduates.
  • University of British Columbia actively encourages IB Diploma and IB Certificate holders to attend their institution. UBC takes great pride in being a leading institution of selecting IB graduates for their programs.
  • Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario has specific IB admission criteria and will offer up to 3 advanced standing credits for HL courses completed – required scores vary depending on faculty.
  • University of Rochester values the IB Diploma Programme with specific scholarship opportunities.

Are you looking for a summer IB experience?

  • Oxford Study Courses offer a variety of programmes for students entering the IBDP or those going from year 1 to year 2 in their IBDP.   Programmes are available in Oxford and Cambridge, UK, in Boston, USA and now in Vancouver, Canada.
  • SHAD experiences are an excellent way to extend IB learning through the summer.