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ib_logo.gifEdmonton Catholic Schools offers all four International Baccalaureate Programmes including:

      • Primary Yea​rs Programme: Grades K to 6
      • Middle Years Programme: Grades 7 to 10
      • Diploma Programme: Grades 11 and 12
      • Careers-Related Programme:  Grades 11-12



The programmes cultivate intercultural awareness, holistic knowledge and communication skills within a dimension of Catholic education. The IB Programmes focus on the development of the whole student while meeting students' academic, social, physical, emotional, and cultural needs.

The Programmes offer comprehensive and balanced curricula that dovetail with the Alberta Education curricula. IB students become critical and compassionate thinkers, informed participants in our global community, and responsible citizens.

Edmonton Catholic Schools is proud to offer these International Baccalaureate Programmes that have been officially authorized by the IBO.

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years & Middle Years Programmes are for all students.


Primary Years Programme (PYP)

The Primary Years Programme is designed for students in Kindergarten throughGrade 5 or Grade 6. It engages students in a uniquely international program focused on the total growth of the developing child, touching hearts as well as minds. It embraces a structured in-depth inquiry into curriculum that complements the Alberta Learning Program of Studies.


The International Baccalaureate Primary Years & Middle Years Programmes are for all students.

Middle Years Programme (MYP)

The Middle Years Program provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills for students aged 11-16 (grades 6 or 7- to 10). This four or five year Programme begins in grade 6 or 7 and culminates in grade 10 in high school (Holy Cross as a French Immersion IB School finishes their program in grade 9). The MYP has three fundamental concepts developing holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication.


Diploma Programme (DP)

The diploma program is a two year program beginning in grade 11. It is a comprehensive international program designed for highly motivated students. It offers a rigorous preparation for post-secondary education. The emphasis is placed on critical thinking, intercultural understanding and exposure to various points of view.

Careers-Related Programme (CP)


The CP is a framework of international education that incorporates the values of the IB into a unique programme addressing the needs of students engaged in career-related education.  The Programme leads to further/higher education, apprenticeships or employment.



International Baccalaureate Programme



ib_logo.gifEdmonton Catholic Schools offers all four International Baccalaureate Programmes including:

      • Primary Yea​rs Programme: Grades K to 6
      • Middle Years Programme: Grades 7 to 10
      • Diploma Programme: Grades 11 and 12
      • Careers-Related Programme:  Grades 11-12



The programmes cultivate intercultural awareness, holistic knowledge and communication skills within a dimension of Catholic education. The IB Programmes focus on the development of the whole student while meeting students' academic, social, physical, emotional, and cultural needs.

The Programmes offer comprehensive and balanced curricula that dovetail with the Alberta Education curricula. IB students become critical and compassionate thinkers, informed participants in our global community, and responsible citizens.

Edmonton Catholic Schools is proud to offer these International Baccalaureate Programmes that have been officially authorized by the IBO.

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years & Middle Years Programmes are for all students.


Primary Years Programme (PYP)

The Primary Years Programme is designed for students in Kindergarten throughGrade 5 or Grade 6. It engages students in a uniquely international program focused on the total growth of the developing child, touching hearts as well as minds. It embraces a structured in-depth inquiry into curriculum that complements the Alberta Learning Program of Studies.


The International Baccalaureate Primary Years & Middle Years Programmes are for all students.

Middle Years Programme (MYP)

The Middle Years Program provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills for students aged 11-16 (grades 6 or 7- to 10). This four or five year Programme begins in grade 6 or 7 and culminates in grade 10 in high school (Holy Cross as a French Immersion IB School finishes their program in grade 9). The MYP has three fundamental concepts developing holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication.


Diploma Programme (DP)

The diploma program is a two year program beginning in grade 11. It is a comprehensive international program designed for highly motivated students. It offers a rigorous preparation for post-secondary education. The emphasis is placed on critical thinking, intercultural understanding and exposure to various points of view.

Careers-Related Programme (CP)


The CP is a framework of international education that incorporates the values of the IB into a unique programme addressing the needs of students engaged in career-related education.  The Programme leads to further/higher education, apprenticeships or employment.