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Question and Answers for IB International Baccalaureate


My daughter needs greater motivation and inspiration than the public system provides. Can she enter as a senior in high school?

It is possible for a student to enter a private school at any age or grade, depending on the particular school's availability. There is much debate over when is the right time to send a child to private school. Some argue that a strong foundation in basic skills and early adaptation of effective work habits in younger years is paramount, while others insist that the leg-up high school students receive from private school in more senior years gives them an advantage upon entering university.

In fact, some schools specialize in University Preparation years, offering advanced courses like AP and IB to give older students a head start. The Our Kids search tool provides a list of University Prep courses, just choose 12+ in the School Grade option. We also have a list of schools with AP and schools with IB courses.

Private schools have many benefits that will help your daughter find the motivation and passion she needs, including skilled and enthusiastic teachers, a welcoming environment, headstrong peers, and a curriculum that's flexible enough to reflect a student's interests.


What is the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum and how does it help with university acceptance?
The IB Programme is an internationally accepted common curriculum developed and regulated by the
International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)...read more

Public vs Private: Why choose a private school over a very good public school? What are the benefits?
Choosing a school, whether public or private, should be based on your child's and family's needs. Also, if your child...read more

I am interested in IB (International Baccalaureate) schools.
Our Kids Go To School has information about schools that offer the International Baccalaureate degree. You can
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We have 2 daughters aged 10 and 8 yrs studying in IB schools in Grade 4 and 3 respectively. Due to my regular trasnfer within south east asia, I would like to send my daughters to study in Canada. We bought a house in Toronto, Mississauga near Eglinton West. Please can you suggest a few private schools which are in close proximity from our residential area for easy commute. Thank you.
Mississauga and Toronto have a number of great private and independent elementary and high schools. Have a look...read more

Is there one resource to rely on detailing the strengths of each school? I am looking for a school that preps you for an American University as well as for British University, any recommendations? And is there a school that helps and promotes entrepreneurship to its students?

Unfortunately, there is not one sole resource. Many of the online or print publications, like “Our Kids Go To School,”...read more

I would like information regarding IB program and its benefits, and the London O.L and A.L
Have a read of this discussion about the
pros and cons of the IB program. It may give you...read more

What are the advantages of my child taking IB courses in highschool?
The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is a very challenging academic program that also places focus on responsible citizenship. An internationally...read more

I am interested the pros and cons in AP and IB programs.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs are challenging academic credits that are internationally recognized. They encourage critical...read more

I need a school that offers IB Program

Depending on the grade level of your child, there are basically three levels of study that a parent can choose...read more

Which curriculum is better - IB (International Baccalaureate) or a traditional high school?

There are a few previously asked questions about the IB program that may answer your question:

What are the advantages...read more

Through therapy & testing we have finally figured out our son is Hyper-intelligent! He has not been challenged for years in public school. He has goal of Aerospace engineering! I'm concerned if we continue in public school he will suffer even more. He is a science & facts kid. Not one behavior problem...he is a absolute gem! Very respectful & smart! His teachers love him! We are considering boarding school in Vancouver area because we are not in a position to move yet. We don't want him to leave home but, we don't want him to waste his brain either...can you recommend a school for this type of kid? Thanks, Shannon Burton
The Advanced Study programs that private schools offer are worth looking into to see how they can help your son...read more

We would like to know about the school's programs(AP, IB??) scholarships, tax benefits, Busing facility from our residential area.
You may be interested in reading more about Advanced Study programs that private schools offer here: http://www.ourkids.net/school/advanced-study-programs.php - at the...read more

Inquire about IB programme
To start, you may be interested in learning more about the IB program and schools that have it here: http://www.ourkids.net/international-baccalaureate.php For...read more

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