The International Baccalaureate (IB) was first established as a two-year advanced secondary school program, the successful completion of which earned students the IB diploma. Then, as now, the curriculum requires students to complete a course of study in six core subject areas (language and literature, language acquisition, individuals and societies, sciences, math, and the arts), write an essay of up to 4000 words, and write standard, externally-assessed exams.
Students are also required to complete two formal projects and a minimum of 50 hours of community service. All requirements exceed those of high school diplomas offered by the provincial boards across Canada, including Ontario.
In the decades since it began, the IB Programme has been expanded to include the primary (PYP) and middle school grades (MYP), as well as a career program (CP) for students in the senior grades. All are intended to provide a unique, international take on core studies, while also providing a foundation for secondary and post-secondary instruction. The curriculum is intended to provide a well-rounded, high-quality, advanced course of study that delivers the core material, while challenging students to apply their knowledge and skills through collaboration, discussion, and communication.
On this page, we list schools in Toronto and the GTA that offer the IB program. Find an IB school near you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many Toronto International Baccalaureate schools are there?
There are 6 Toronto International Baccalaureate schools that are Our Kids trusted members.
How much is tuition at Toronto International Baccalaureate schools?
Tuition fees for Toronto International Baccalaureate schools range from $16,750 to $71,875 per year with an average tuition of $36,697 per year.
What’s the largest school?
Of the Toronto International Baccalaureate schools, the largest is TFS - Canada's International School with 1500 students in Grades Nursery/Toddler to 12.
Are Toronto International Baccalaureate schools good?
We interviewed both parents and students. You can read reviews about Toronto International Baccalaureate schools on this page.
Is there a private school expo where I can meet with Toronto 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.