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The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Private schools offering the International Baccalaureate for students 3 to 12

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The International Baccalaureate (IB) was initially created for students aged 16 to 19. It was intended to provide a well-rounded, high quality, advanced course of study that delivers the basics of high school education while challenging students to apply their knowledge and skills through collaboration, discussion, and communication.

Based on the strength of the IB program, it was then expanded to cover the primary and middle school years. The Primary Years Program (PYP) was created for students between the ages of 3 and 12. The PYP sometimes is presented as a foundational program for students intending to progress to the IB Middle Years Program and, ultimately, intending to earn an IB secondary school diploma. Certainly, that's true, but the program isn't limited to simply that role. Schools choose to offer the PYP because of the strength and reputation of the academic program, as well as the values that are incorporated within the curriculum. Families choose to enroll in the PYP because it offers an attractive alternative to the provincial curricula, including:

  • strong core academics
  • a bilingual requirement
  • a values-based approach
  • a broader range and depth of instruction
  • a global lens 

As with the later grades, the curriculum is organized around six interdisciplinary themes, all developing students' understanding of who they are, their place and time, and how their life intersects with the lives of others, both locally and beyond. The core curriculum—language, math, science, physical education, arts, and social studies—is taught through the lens of those cross-curricular themes.

Accreditation

Accreditation is granted through the International Baccalaureate in Geneva, Switzerland. The term "International Baccalaureate" is used generically, and can refer to the organization, the degree, or the degree programs. Prior to 2007 the main accrediting body was known formally as the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), though since then is known as, simply, the International Baccalaureate. 

Schools intending to offer an IB program undertake a 3-4 year authorization/accreditation process, with timelines depending on when a school begins its formal academic year. Every school accredited to offer any of the four core IB programs is known as an IB World School. Any school that is engaged in the process of accreditation is known as an IB Candidate School. 

All accredited schools take part in an ongoing process of review and development. In some cases that process is supported and/or facilitated by sub-regional organizations, one example being the International Baccalaureate Schools of Ontario (IBSO). However, accreditation is only available through the central accrediting body. 

Schools that offer IB programs for all age groups, beginning with the primary years and culminating in the secondary diploma, refer to themselves as IB Continuum Schools. Schools typically develop the IB continuum over time, adding programs as the school grows, and in response to the needs of the student population. 

Find schools with the IB Primary Years Program below.

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    Delano Academy (est. 2014)

    • Vaughan, Ontario
    • JK to 9 Coed
    • Day school (140 students)
    D.A. is a K-12 university prep, coed IB candidate 21st Century school. Enriched and rigorous curriculum. Balanced academics, arts, athletics & character development. We value best practices & evidenced based approaches. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    $14,995 to $16,995




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    Elmwood School (est. 1915)

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Girls
    • Day school (370 students)
    Elmwood School is Ottawa's pre-eminent school for girls from JK to Grade 12. Our high academic standards, small class sizes and safe, supportive environment ensure that each girl is inspired to reach her full potential. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $12,960 to $24,350




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    St. Jude's Academy (est. 2006)

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school (500 students)
    St. Jude's Academy is an IB World School that offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 16 to 18 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    $8,995 to $11,695

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    Lynn-Rose Académie (est. 1997)

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • JK to 8 Coed
    • Day school (300 students)
    Lynn-Rose Académie offers our signature Extended French Programme beginning in pre-kindergarten [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $14,370




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    Sunnybrook School (est. 1952)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • JK to 6 Coed
    • Day school (140 students)
    Sunnybrook School offers a fully integrated 1:1 iPad program for all students in JK - Grade 6. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    $24,750

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    TFS - Canada's International School (est. 1962)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (1230 students)
    TFS - Canada's International School offers Canada's only bilingual IB programs from PK to Grade 12. Average class size is 12 to 22 students. Entrance Scholarship to Grade 7 is available. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $17,600 to $31,100




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    St. John's-Kilmarnock School (est. 1972)

    • Waterloo Region (Breslau), Ontario
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school (375 students)
    St. John's-Kilmarnock School, in Waterloo, offers enriched educational programming for students from JK – Grade 12 through its accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Its average class size is 17. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $15,860 to $52,685

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    Lynn-Rose Heights Private School (est. 1997)

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (300 students)
    Lynn-Rose Heights Private School offers challenging academic programming from three years old to grade twelve in Mississauga. Lynn-Rose Heights school is an official International Baccalaureate World School. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $14,370

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    The Maples Academy (est. 1989)

    • Amaranth, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (100 students)
    The Maples is a private IB school in Orangeville, ON from PS to grade 8. Tuition starts at $8500. The Maples offer daily French instruction starting in PS. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $8,700 to $10,400




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    Lynn-Rose College (est. 1997)

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • 7 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (350 students)
    Lynn-Rose College is an accredited IB World School that offers a university prep program for students grades 7 to 12. Our students have the option of advanced study in our reach ahead program. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $14,970 to $15,970




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    Branksome Hall (est. 1903)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • JK to 12 Girls
    • Day school (834 students)
    • Boarding school (66 students)
    Branksome Hall is an all girls school in Toronto, from JK to Grade 12, including 56 boarding students. Tuition ranges from $28,995 to $31,245 for day students. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    $29,590 to $56,855




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    Walden International School (est. 2014)

    • Brampton, Ontario
    • JK to 6 Coed
    • Day school (30 students)
    Walden International School is pursuing authorization to become an IB World School. With a unique student-centred focus, it prepares all students to become globally responsible citizens. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    $10,000 to $12,000




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    The York School (est. 1965)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school (675 students)
    The York School is a co-ed, independent school in Toronto that offers the IB Continuum Programme from JK to Grade 12. The school is accredited by CAIS, IBO, and CIS. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $22,500 to $30,500

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    Upper Canada College (est. 1829)

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • SK to 12 Boys
    • Day school (1072 students)
    • Boarding school (88 students)
    Located in the heart of Toronto, Upper Canada College is the oldest independent boys' school in Ontario. Our graduates are highly regarded by top universities and post-secondary institutions worldwide. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    $30,860 to $61,560

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    Southpointe Academy (est. 2000)

    • Delta, British Columbia
    • K to 12 Coed
    • Day school (545 students)
    Southpoint Academy offers enriched curriculum for grades K-12. We provide the IB PYP curriculum and is a candidate school for the IB MYP. College board AP course are available for grades 10-12. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $14,965 to $29,560




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    Académie de la Capitale (est. 1998)

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    Académie de la Capitale, an IB World School in Ottawa, offers programmes in both English and French, from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Students thrive in a culture of academic excellence and real-life learning. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $9,340 to $17,240




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    Century Private School (est. 1994)

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    Century Montessori Schools in Richmond Hill runs from preschool to grade twelve, with class sizes as low as 12 students. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • Montessori
    $8,400 to $26,800




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    Meadowridge School (est. 1985)

    • Maple Ridge, British Columbia
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school (604 students)
    Meadowridge is an IB Continuum World School that supports the development of the whole child in a safe, supportive and challenging environment. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $21,300 to $31,300




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    Richland Academy (est. 2002)

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (150 students)
    Richland Academy is a Reggio-inspired, International Baccalaureate candidate school that offers programs from 24 months to Grade 8 in Richmond Hill. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $9,700 to $17,800




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    Brockton School (est. 2004)

    • North Vancouver, British Columbia
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    Brockton School is an independent, co-ed, non-denominational, IB World School. Brockton hosts an Early Learning Years program, a Junior School, and a Senior School, with students from Junior Kindergarten to grade 12. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $16,400 to $23,700




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    Town Centre Private Schools (est. 1986)

    • Markham, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (1400 students)
    Town Centre Montessori Private Schools offers programs from pre-school to grade 12/University Prep and is located in Markham. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $5,000 to $15,600




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    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (est. 1905)

    • Okotoks, Alberta
    • K to 12 Coed
    • Day school (675 students)
    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School is an independent, private coeducational day school for Grades K-12 close to Calgary, AB. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    $15,000 to $22,285




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    Mulgrave School (est. 1993)

    • West Vancouver, British Columbia
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (900 students)
    Mulgrave School offers programmes from Preschool to Grade 12 in West Vancouver. Its average class size is 20 students with teacher to student ratios of 1:8. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $17,195 to $21,370




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    TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) (est. 1962)

    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • PS to 7 Coed
    • Day school (165 students)
    TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) offers programs from pre-kindergarten to grade seven. Its average class size is 12 to 22 students. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $11,900 to $26,150




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    Ridley College (est. 1889)

    • St. Catharines, Ontario
    • JK to 12 Coed
    • Day school (307 students)
    • Boarding school (358 students)
    Ridley College is an acclaimed co-educational boarding and day school that prepares meaningful and flourishing lives by teaching the habits of mind, body, and spirit, and the values needed to lead in a global society. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $15,500 to $63,700




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    MacLachlan College (est. 1978)

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (350 students)
    MacLachlan is a world-class school offering the benefits of small class sizes, highly dedicated and engaged teachers and an internationally recognized curriculum for students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $9,100 to $27,500




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    King Heights Academy (est. 2004)

    • Woodbridge, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (150 students)
    Located in Vaughan, King Heights Academy provides a unique educational experience for toddlers to grade eight, which includes the IB Program. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    $12,598 to $12,998




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