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International Baccalaureate Programming

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

International Baccalaureate (IB) programming challenges students to be successful in school, prepare for post-secondary education and be an active lifelong learner in a global society.

GOALS

  • Develop academic skills in a challenging learning environment
  • Gain transferable and lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication and cross-cultural engagement
  • Create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural respect and understanding
  • Career-related learning

BENEFITS

  • Improved ability to question, seek answers and make discoveries
  • Improved ability to handle rigorous and advanced coursework
  • Improved ability to research, analyze and present arguments
  • Development of independence and responsibility for learning
  • Improved understanding of using different approaches to learning and understanding concepts
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to different cultures
  • Practical, real-world approaches to learning
  • Development of skills and competencies required for lifelong learning
  • Development of a sense of international mindedness

PROGRAM TYPES 

Edmonton Public Schools offers a variety of IB programs, each delivered in their own way, offered at various schools:

ALBERTA CURRICULUM

All Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Students enrolled in International Baccalaureate programming will receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs.