Abbotsford Senior Secondary School IB Programme


The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme has been identified as a district academic programme that provides innovative education and world class learning opportunities to students. Highly motivated and academic secondary students in School District #34 have equal access to this internationally renowned programme. It offers a structured scholastic curriculum from grade 9 (Pre-Diploma) through to grade 12 (IB Diploma) for versatile, accomplished and intrinsically-driven learners. IB includes challenging, scholarly, and global experiences within a supportive environment that assures both breadth and depth of study. For general regulations that all IB schools must follow click here.

The International Baccalaureate Organization has prepared a “What is IB?” brochure that explains some of the rationale behind the program and some of the expectations of students in the program and what students can expect from the program.

The IB programme is recognized throughout North America as equivalent to first year university courses. Students who score well in IB subjects may receive university credit for their efforts. Due to the rigors of the IB programme, graduates tend to obtain significantly higher GPA's in the first year university.

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Each of the IB's programmes is committed to the development of students according to the IB learner profile. The profile aims to develop learners who are:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

A more detailed explanation of the learner profile, can be found here: Learner Profile

For more information on the IB curriculum, the core components (Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge, CAS), Academic Honesty, and Assessment follow the links below.

For prospective students, the application process and important dates are found by following the Application link below.

For any IB programme questions, please contact the IB DP Coordinator Michael Keeley at