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International Baccalaureate Programme


Bayview Secondary School has been a member of the International Baccalaureate (IB) World School Community since 2003. We are very pleased to announce that Alexander Mackenzie High School, Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School, Maple High School and Milliken Mills High School are also IB World Schools members in the family of IB Schools in York Region.

The IB is a not for profit foundation, motivated by its mission to create a better world through education. The Programme was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968 and as of June 2016 has grown to include 3000 World Schools offering the Diploma Programme. The Programme​ “offers a curriculum that is broad and balanced, conceptual and connected”. It is designed for motivated students between the ages of 16 and 19 and promotes “healthy relationships, ethical responsibility and personal challenge". The Programme helps students to develop “the attitudes and skills they need for both academic and personal success”.

In York Region we traditionally invited students to apply to our Programme in the autumn of their Grade 8 year. (Please see the Application and Admissions​ section for details). Successful applicants participate in an enriched course of study during Grade 9 and 10, and begin the IB Diploma Programme in their Grade 11 year. Students in our IB Programme earn both the IB Diploma and the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Please note that we are a full Diploma Program and do not offer Subject Certificates.



  Thank you for your interest in Bayview's IB Programme

The 2023 IB Information Evening for Grade 8 students who are applying to start Grade 9 in September 2024 will be hosted: 

7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2023

Application Task Assessment Days:

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.


Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.



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