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Ancaster High School is a certified International Baccalaureate World School offering the Diploma Program (DP).

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: [email protected]  or phone: 905-648-4468 ext 4441

HWDSB – IB Boundary Map 2020 – find the IB School in your area. Ancaster IB is for students in high school on the Hamilton Mountain and in Stoney Creek. Currently Ancaster High School is closed for out of catchment students but please check for updates each year.

Timelines for IB Application Process:

  1. Applications Due Jan 11, 2024 – Please complete the following
  2. Acceptance Letters and IB Course Selection Sheet will be sent home around Feb 9, 2024
  3. IB Course Selection Sheet –  due Feb 23, 2024 (Note: only choice is French or Spanish)

Students currently not attending Ancaster High School must supply a Course transcript of their Grade 9 and 10 grades from their guidance counselors.

Students applying from out of country need to also connect with the HWDSB assessment centre to assess the equivalence of courses learned to properly place the student and also to provide supports for ELL, after English testing, as needed. A transcript will also be required.

Grade 9 and 10 IB Interested Parents

Information meeting was held on Dec 6, 2023 at 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm.

Please contact the IB Coordinator; Mr. Del Taylor at [email protected] for more information.

Grade 11 and 12 IB Parents

Please stay in contact with your IB Coordinator. Exams are typically running in May of each year. Please monitor progress of the Extended Essay!!

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.

University Feedback on the Learner Profile.

What are the benefits of the IB Diploma Programme?

  • You receive two diplomas – OSSD and IB
  • You are better prepared for post-secondary as IB challenges you earlier and so students develop key skills to succeed in University: time management, perseverance, a global perspective, dealing with stress and techniques to reduce stress, etc.
  • International Recognition. Accepted around the world and in some cases offer IB specific scholarships. Check the Universities you are interested in – they should have specific IB sections. We have sent students to Oxford, Cornell, McGill, Queens, SFX, McMaster and many other post-secondary institutions.
Updated on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.
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