International Baccalaureate @ Monarch Park

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) information

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year educational programme primarily aimed at students aged 16–19. The program provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognised by many universities worldwide.

Monarch Park Collegiate has been an International Baccalaureate world school since 2007. Students in the IB Diploma Program complete rigorous academic courses that, in many cases, go well beyond the regular secondary school curriculum. Additionally, students are expected to engage in extracurricular activities and to be active members of their local and greater communities. Students in the IB Diploma Program are diligent and engaged learners and emerge from the program as well rounded individuals with the independent critical thinking skills required to be productive members of our global society. Students complete courses in 6 Subject Areas: Studies in Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Experimental Sciences, Mathematics and the Arts. Students also complete additional "Core Elements" which include the Theory of Knowledge course,  Extended Essay and extracurricular learning and reflection through CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service).

Final exams are internationally standardized. Students write externally set exams which are marked by educators employed by the International Baccalaureate. Universities around the world recognize the program and, in many cases, offer scholarships and advanced placement for students who have achieved high scores in the IB Diploma.

Grade 9 Pre-Baccalaureate Courses: 

Math, English, Science, French (taught at Core level).

Students will also choose four additional courses: 

      geography, an art, a physical education and civics & careers

Grade 10 Pre-Baccalaureate Courses:

Math, English, Science, French (taught at Core level) and Psychology

Students will also choose three additional courses including history.

Grade 11 & 12 (DP1 and DP2) International Baccalaureate Courses:

Students will take all IB Diploma courses.  They must have 3 SL and 3 HL courses:

Math (SL: Analysis & Approaches), English (HL: Literature), French (SL), Psychology (HL), TOK, Biology(HL or SL) and Chemistry (SL) or Global Politics (HL or SL)

Monarch Park Contact Information:


Amalia Pallas

Vice -Principal:

(last names A - L)

Sonam Matho

Vice -Principal:

(last names M - Z)

Tim Seabrook

IB Coordinator &

pre/IB guidance counsellor

Karen Doherty Ross