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Ancaster High School is an International Baccalaureate World School

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: dtaylor@hwdsb.on.ca  or phone: 905-648-4468 ext 5766

HWDSB – IB Boundary Map 2019 – find the IB School in your area.

Option Information for IB Candidates

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme application MUST be in to Ancaster High School by January 19, 2018.

Timelines for IB Application Process:

  1. Applications Due Jan 19, 2018 – Please complete the following
    1. IB Application Cover Letter for September 2019- IB Application Cover Letter for September 2019
    2. IB Application for September 2019- IB Application for September 2019   also  IB Learner Profile
    3. Students NOT attending Ancaster High School must also complete: Student Registration Form
  2. Acceptance Letters and IB Course Selection Sheet will be sent home Feb 4, 2019
  3. IB Course Selection Sheet for September 2019 coming soon –  due Feb 28, 2019

Students currently not attending Ancaster High School can check the HWDSB – IB Boundary Map 2019 to ensure you are in the catchment area for Ancaster High School’s IB Programme.

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. IB Information Session Meetings

Grade 9 and 10 IB Interested Parents

Date Location Information
 October 10, 2018

6:30 pm

  • Welcome!
  • Overview of IB
  • Subject overview
    • Language and Literature
    • Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
 November 14, 2018

6:30 pm

  • Subject overview
    • French – SL
    • Spanish – ab initio
    • Art
 December 12, 2018


  • Subject overview
    • Guidance – IB Timetable, etc
    • CAS
    • Extended Essay
 February 13, 2019

6:30 pm

  • Subject overview
    • Math SL
    • Math Studies
 March 6, 2019

6:30 pm

  • Subject overview
    • Chemistry SL and HL
    • Biology SL and HL
    • Physics SL and HL
April 17, 2019

6:30 pm

  • Subject overview
    • ITGS
    • History

Grade 11 and 12 IB Parents

Dates Location Information
 November 7, 2018

6:30 pm

  • Welcome
  • EE and IA Info
  • Stress supports
  • University Application Process
 March 27, 2019

6:30 pm

  • Predicted Grades and University marks again
  • May 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

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.
Updated on Thursday, January 31, 2019.
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