British Columbia International Baccalaureate schools

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Below, find International Baccalaureate (IB) schools from throughout the province of British Columbia (BC), including in Vancouver and Victoria. The IB Programme was initially established as a two-year advanced high school curriculum leading to the International Baccalaureate diploma. It now includes primary and middle school grades programs, as well as a career program for students in senior grades. Below the list, take a deeper look at International Baccalaureate.  Read more


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"Confident Learners. Inspiring Leaders. Creating a thriving world.

  1. SMS is Western Canada's only girl-centred boarding school
  2. SMS was the first girls-school in Canada to integrate a STEM curriculum into daily programs
  3. Visual and performing arts options are woven into our weekly programs

—From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Girls)
  • Traditional curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $19,992 to $74,006
 
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St. Margaret's School 19992 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls
Delta, British Columbia
56th/19 Ave
 
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"Southpointe Academy is the only secular International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum World School south of the Fraser River authorized to deliver the entire range of IB programs from K-12." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $21,600 to $42,825
  • Day school
  • 663 students
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Southpointe Academy 21600 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
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"GNS is an independent JK-12 International Baccalaureate boarding and day school in Victoria, BC, that empowers and supports each of our students to do their best through truth and courage in learning and in life." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $9,345 to $73,145
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Glenlyon Norfolk School 9345 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Homestay Day Coed
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Harbourside Drive/
 
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"Bodwell High School provides a competitive, well-rounded education with strong student support. The school's motto, "Strength in Diversity," pays homage to the 40+ countries students come from to live and learn together." —From the school

  • Gr. 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $26,000 to $29,000
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Bodwell High School 26000 HighSchools Day Boarding Homestay Coed
Victoria, British Columbia
 
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"Brookes Westshore is an IB World School on Vancouver Island, BC, offering small class sizes, engaging teachers and a caring community to boarding and day students from grades 4 to 12." —From the school

  • Gr. 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $10,290 to $62,000
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Brookes Westshore 10290 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
North Vancouver, British Columbia
 
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"Brockton is a gender-inclusive IB World School where every student matters, every family matters, community matters, and learning for life matters." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $27,200 to $30,600
  • Day school
  • 345 students
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Brockton School 27200 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
West Vancouver, British Columbia
Upper Levels Highway/Cypress Bowl exit
 
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"By inspiring excellence – the continuous pursuit of personal best - in education and life, Mulgrave strives to equip lifelong learners to thrive in a diverse and interdependent world." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $27,870 to $31,450
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Mulgrave School 27870 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
West Vancouver- Bowen Island, British Columbia
 
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"Our four year program is developed to equip and inspire students to cultivate their humanity. We are distinctly different: a small (IB) middle school that fosters intellectual engagement, citizenship and leadership." —From the school

  • Gr. 6 to 9 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $20,925
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Island Pacific School 20925 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Maple Ridge, British Columbia
240th Street/Dewdney Trunk Road
 
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"Our practices in teaching and learning are exemplified by our outstanding academic results and are achieved through the active engagement of the head, heart, and hands." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $28,400 to $38,400
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Meadowridge School 28400 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Summerland, British Columbia
 
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"Looking for an education that's out of the ordinary? Unisus School is a Pre - K to Grade 12 day and boarding school in Canada's Okanagan, offering the International Baccalaureate program + the B.C. Diploma (Dogwood)." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $12,945 to $56,500
  • Day, Boarding
  • 130 students
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Unisus School 12945 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
Vancouver, British Columbia
 
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"Stratford Hall takes learning beyond IB with its IDEA Lab, OEE and partner schools, where students strive to develop harmony between the urban and natural world through activities like camping, music, and orienteering." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $28,220 to $32,970
  • Day school
  • 545 students
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Stratford Hall 28220 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed

Basics of the IB program

The International Baccalaureate curriculum requires students to complete study in six core subject areas. Those are language and literature, language acquisition, individuals and society, sciences, math, and the arts. Students in the IB secondary school program must also write an essay of up to 4000 words, submit two formal projects, give 50 hours of community service, and take an exam. 

All levels of the IB program give kids a uniquely international take on studies and a solid foundation for the pursuit of post-secondary studies. Students come out of the program uniquely prepared for an increasingly globalized world. The IB curriculum gives them a well-rounded advanced course of study that delivers the core material while challenging them to become better communicators, learners, and collaborators. 

IB accreditation

Accreditation in the program is granted through the International Baccalaureate in Geneva, Switzerland. Schools that offer an IB programme must undergo an authorization process that often takes three to four years. Schools accredited to offer any of the four core IB programmes are known as IB World Schools. 

There are now more than 5,000 schools worldwide that offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP). Schools in BC and other provinces will offer this diploma in addition to regular diplomas. Students can choose which they’d like to have. 

International Baccalaureate studies and university acceptance

Universities in BC and the rest of Canada set their own admissions standards. They assess candidates based on their own criteria. An IB diploma is widely accepted as an admission credential if student scores meet certain targets. IB courses and exams also often qualify for transfer credit within an institution and can apply to the fulfillment of university degree requirements or some course prerequisites. University admissions departments can provide details on their admission and course prerequisite requirements as they pertain to the IB diploma. One of the basic aspects of the program is that it is globally recognized. IBO.org offers a list of universities that recognize the diploma


Frequently Asked Questions

How many British Columbia International Baccalaureate schools are there?
There are 11 British Columbia International Baccalaureate schools that are Our Kids trusted members.

How much is tuition at British Columbia International Baccalaureate schools?
Tuition fees for British Columbia International Baccalaureate schools range from $10,290 to $73,145 per year with an average tuition of $31,711 per year.

What’s the largest school?
Of the British Columbia International Baccalaureate schools, the largest is Mulgrave School with 1030 students in Grades PS to 12.

Are British Columbia International Baccalaureate schools good?
We interviewed both parents and students. You can read reviews about British Columbia International Baccalaureate schools on this page.

Is there a private school expo where I can meet with British Columbia International Baccalaureate schools?
Yes. You can meet with private schools and education experts at the Our Kids Private School Expos held every year in September and October. These events are designed for both parents and students. Find event details and ticket info here.

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