International Baccalaureate at Colonel By

Colonel By Secondary School International Baccalaureate Program 2019-2020

Please register for one of our IB Open House events on November 20th or November 28th
*Please note the NOV 20th session is full and there are a few remaining seats for the NOV 28th session*

Colonel By Secondary School welcomes its incoming class of 2021-2022 this year!

For those interested in how they can become part of the 2022-2023 class, we welcome you to view past applications on our Applications tab.

This year we will be holding Information Evenings on the programme and how to apply in November. Information on how to register for those evenings will come out in mid-October.

Please note that there are now geographic boundaries related to applying to Colonel By Secondary School’s IB Program. More detailed information will follow from the OCDSB soon.

A student's designated International Baccalaureate school is determined by their home address.  The IB School Locator Tool will identify a student's designated site.

If you are a CURRENT IB Diploma student in grades 9, 10, or 11 at another IB World School and are interested in transferring to Colonel By for the 2019-2020 school year, please follow this link for more information.

Program Description

Colonel By Secondary School is proud to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The IBDP is a rigorous pre-university course of studies and is offered to students over their grade 11 and grade 12 year. Preparation for the challenge of the IB Diploma is begun in grade 9 and grade 10 through the enrichment and acceleration of various courses.

Recognized around the world and offered at more than 3000 schools internationally, the IBDP has at its core the education of the whole student, challenging them to expand their horizons in the classroom, in their community, and the world. Noted Harvard University professor of educational psychology, Howard Gardner, has said that the IBDP curriculum allows students to "think critically, synthesize knowledge, reflect on their own thought processes and get their feet wet in interdisciplinary thinking."In recognition of the level of study demanded by the IBDP and the quality of the graduates that it turns out, universities will often grant advanced standing or university credit to students who have achieved the IB Diploma.

All successful recipients of the IB Diploma also receive their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Success in the IBDP at Colonel By requires time management, self-motivation, organization, commitment and interest. Students must be able to balance their academic responsibilities with participation in extracurricular activities and community service. IB students are those who are willing to rise to the challenge of an international program and in meeting that challenge grow into young men and women ready for the challenges of post-secondary education and beyond.