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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 to all who were able to attend our information evening and participate in the admission process for students starting Grade 9 in September 2024. The application window is now closed and we are not able to accept additional applications.

Students who will be starting Grade 9 in September 2025 and their families are invited to join us for an IB Information evening on Thursday, October 10, 2024. 

​The application window will be open between 

Friday, October 10, 2024 and Monday, November 4, 2024

Applicants will be able to select an assessment date on

Wednesday, November 13 or Saturday, November 16

At this time, we do not have details about the 2024-2025 application process.

Please join us for the information session and check our website in the fall for information.



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