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International Baccalaureate

Update on IB Fees:

At the TDSB Board meeting on November 11, 2020, Trustees approved the suspension of the International Baccalaureate (IB) $1,500 program fees for the 2021-22 school year, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  IB fees for the current 2020-21 school year were previously suspended and all families who had paid were refunded in full.


The TDSB is proud to have a number of authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) Schools.  The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is a recognized leader in the field of international education, encouraging students to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged world citizens.

The Diploma Programme is for students aged 16 to 19 and is a demanding two-year curriculum leading to final examinations and a qualification that is welcomed by leading universities around the world.

This programme includes a curriculum, pedagogy and student assessment appropriate to the age range, professional development for teachers and a process of school authorization and evaluation.  

The International Baccalaureate Mission Statement:
The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.  To this end, the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

IB Learner Profile
IB programs promote the education of the whole person, emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth through all domains of knowledge. Underlying the IB program is the concept of education of the whole person as a lifelong process. The ten characteristics of the IB Learner Profile, include:

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

IB Diploma Registration Fees:

Starting in the 2020-21 school year, there will be a registration fee of $3000 for the IB Diploma Program ($1500 for Grade 11 and $1500 for Grade 12). For more information, please read the IB Registration Fees Frequently Asked Questions or contact your school directly. There is no fee for pre-IB (Grades 9 and 10).

Learn more about the IB financial assistance program and how to apply.

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