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 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 the top private and independent IB schools in Vancouver. Find a Vancouver IB school near you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many Vancouver International Baccalaureate schools are there?
There are 5 Vancouver International Baccalaureate schools that are Our Kids trusted members.
How much is tuition at Vancouver International Baccalaureate schools?
Tuition fees for Vancouver International Baccalaureate schools range from $12,500 to $51,500 per year with an average tuition of $25,599 per year.
What’s the largest school?
Of the Vancouver International Baccalaureate schools, the largest is Mulgrave School with 950 students in Grades PS to 12.
Are Vancouver International Baccalaureate schools good?
We interviewed both parents and students. You can read reviews about Vancouver International Baccalaureate schools on this page.
Is there a private school expo where I can meet with Vancouver 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.