Vancouver International Baccalaureate Schools

Find the top schools in Vancouver with the IB Programme

There are some great International Baccalaureate schools in Vancouver. This may include IB schools in downtown Vancouver, the West End, Yaletown, and Gastown. It may also include schools in the Greater Vancouver Metropolitan Area, such as DeltaSurreyRichmondLangleyMaple RidgeWhite RockCoquitlam, and the Tri-Cities.

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 BC.

In the decades since it began, the IB program 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.

Below, we list the top private and independent IB schools in Vancouver. Find a Vancouver IB school near you.

Find Private Schools:

List of Vancouver International Baccalaureate schools

  School Name Type Cost

Alexander Academy (est. 2013)  

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (150 students)
  • Day school (150 students)
Alexander Academy is a private World IB School offering the Diploma Programme and approved to offer the BC Ministry of Education curriculum in a culturally rich and academically challenging environment for Grades 8 - 12. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$16,500 to $22,800

HighSchools Homestay Day Coed 16500

Brockton School (est. 2004)  

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Day school (280 students)
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
$19,100 to $22,200

Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 19100

Mulgrave School (est. 1993)  

  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (1000 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
$19,980 to $24,820

Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 19980

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